Administrative divisions of Nepal

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The 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 committees, Metropolitan areas and Municipalities.

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 Chandannath 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 Bhimdatta 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 Siddhicharan
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 Bhimeshwar
23 Bhaktapur District Bhaktapur
24 Dhading District Nilkantha
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 Putalibazar
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 Resunga
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
54 Rolpa District Liwang
55 Rukum District Musikot
56 Salyan District Salyan
57 Dolpa District Dunai
58 Humla District Simikot
59 Jumla District Chandannath
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 Silgadhi
70 Bajhang District Jayaprithvi
71 Bajura District Martadi
72 Kanchanpur District Bhimdatta
73 Dadeldhura District Amargadhi
74 Baitadi District Dasharathchand
75 Darchula District Api

Village Development Committees[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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal population statistics". GeoHive.com. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  2. ^ "National Association of VDCs in Nepal". Navin.org.np. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Govt declares 72 new municipalities (with list) | Top Stories". Ekantipur.com. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]