Administrative divisions of Nepal

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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Nepali: संघीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghīya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl) is a small country situated in South Asia between India and China. Administratively Nepal is divided into many Development regions, Zones, Districts, Village Development Committee, Metropolitan and Municipality.

Development Regions of Nepal[edit]

Further information: Development regions of Nepal

Nepal is Divided into 5 Development regions[1]

Development Regions of Nepal
Development Regions of Nepal
sr. Development Regions Nepali Name Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)
1 Eastern Development Region पुर्वाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Dhankuta 28,456 5,811,555
2 Central Development Region मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Kathmandu 27,410 9,656,985
3 Western Development Region पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Pokhara 29,398 4,926,765
4 Mid-Western Development Region मध्य पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Birendranagar 42,378 3,546,682
5 Far-Western Development Region सुदुर पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Dipayal 19,539 2,552,517
Nepal नेपाल Kathmandu 147,181 26,494,504

Zones of Nepal[edit]

Further information: Zones of Nepal

Nepal is divided into 14 Zones.

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Zones of Nepal
sr. Regions Zones Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)
1 Eastern Mechi Ilam 8,196 1,422,182
2 Koshi Biratnagar 9,669 2,335,047
3 Sagarmatha Rajbiraj 10,591 2,054,326
4 Central Janakpur Zone Jaleshwar 9,669 2,837,481
5 Bagmati Zone Kathmandu 9,428, 3,843,596
6 Narayani Zone Birgunj 8,313 2,975,908
7 Western Gandaki Zone Pokhara 12,275 1,549,857
8 Lumbini Zone Butwal 8,975 2,834,612
9 Dhawalagiri Zone Baglung 8,148 542,296
10 Mid-West Rapti Zone Tulsipur 10,482 1,456202
11 Karnali Zone Jumla 21,351 388,713
12 Bheri Zone Nepalganj 10,545 1701,767
13 Far-West Seti Zone Dhangadhi 12,550 1,575,003
14 Mahakali Zone Mahendranagar 6,989 977,514
Nepal 14 Zones Kathmandu 147,181 26,494,504

Districts of Nepal[edit]

Further information: Districts of Nepal

There are 75 Districts in Nepal

Districts of Nepal
Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)
1 Jhapa District (Chandragadhi)
2 Ilam District (Ilam)
3 Panchthar District (Phidim)
4 Taplejung District (Taplejung)
5 Morang District (Biratnagar)
6 Sunsari District (Inaruwa)
7 Bhojpur District (Bhojpur)
8 Dhankuta District (Dhankuta)
9 Terhathum District (Myanglung)
10 Sankhuwasabha District (Khandbari)
11 Saptari District (Rajbiraj)
12 Siraha District (Siraha)
13 Udayapur District (Triyuga)
14 Khotang District (Diktel)
15 Okhaldhunga District (Okhaldhunga)
16 Solukhumbu District (Salleri)
17 Dhanusa District (Janakpur)
18 Mahottari District (Jaleswar)
19 Sarlahi District (Malangwa)
20 Sindhuli District (Kamalamai)
21 Ramechhap District (Manthali)
22 Dolakha District (Charikot)
23 Bhaktapur District (Bhaktapur)
24 Dhading District (Dhading Besi)
25 Kathmandu District (Kathmandu)
26 Kavrepalanchok District (Dhulikhel)
27 Lalitpur District (Lalitpur)
28 Nuwakot District (Bidur)
29 Rasuwa District (Dhunche)
30 Sindhupalchok District (Chautara)
31 Bara District (Kalaiya)
32 Parsa District (Birganj)
33 Rautahat District (Gaur)
34 Chitwan District (Bharatpur)
35 Makwanpur District (Hetauda)
36 Gorkha District (Gorkha)
37 Kaski District (Pokhara)
38 Lamjung District (Besisahar)
39 Syangja District (Syangja)
40 Tanahu District (Byas)
41 Manang District (Chame)
42 Kapilvastu District (Kapilvastu)
43 Nawalparasi District (Parasi)
44 Rupandehi District (Siddharthanagar)
45 Arghakhanchi District (Sandhikharka)
46 Gulmi District (Tamghas)
47 Palpa District (Tansen)
48 Baglung District (Baglung)
49 Myagdi District (Beni)
50 Parbat District (Kusma)
51 Mustang District (Jomsom)
52 Dang Deukhuri District (Tribhuwannagar)
53 Pyuthan District (Pyuthan Khalanga)
54 Rolpa District (Liwang)
55 Rukum District (Musikot)
56 Salyan District (Salyan Khalanga)
57 Dolpa District (Dunai)
58 Humla District (Simikot)
59 Jumla District (Jumla Khalanga)
60 Kalikot District (Manma)
61 Mugu District (Gamgadhi)
62 Banke District (Nepalganj)
63 Bardiya District (Gulariya)
64 Surkhet District (Birendranagar)
65 Dailekh District (Narayan)
66 Jajarkot District (Khalanga)
67 Kailali District (Dhangadhi)
68 Achham District (Mangalsen)
69 Doti District (Dipayal)
70 Bajhang District (Chainpur)
71 Bajura District (Martadi)
72 Kanchanpur District (Bhim Datta)
73 Dadeldhura District (Dadeldhura)
74 Baitadi District (Baitadi)
75 Darchula District (Darchula)

Village Development Committee[edit]

Further information: Village Development Committee

National Association of Village Development Committees in Nepal (NAVIN) was established in the year 1996 as an umbrella organization to represent and provide support to Nepal's 3915 VDCs (Village Government in Nepal). In a short span of its origin, NAVIN has been able to establish itself, both nationally and internationally, as a reputable representative organization of VDCs and has founded itself as a pioneer partner organization for decentralization and democratization process in Nepal.[2]

Cities and Municipality of Nepal[edit]

Further information: List of cities in Nepal

Municipalities are the cities having at least some minimum criteria of population and infrastructure and declared as a municipality by the government. There are 130 municipalities in Nepal including 72 new declared in May 2014.[3][4]

The capital city Kathmandu is a Metropolitan city and there are other four sub-metropolitan cities Biratnagar, Pokhara, Lalitpur & Birganj.