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 country situated in South Asia between India and China. Administratively Nepal is divided into Provinces, Districts, Village development committees, Metropolitan areas and Municipalities.
On Mar 10, 2017 government of Nepal has adopted 744 local body system fulfilling the requirement of the new constitution of Nepal 2015. All old municipalities and villages (which were more than 3900 in number) are restructured in total 744 new Municipalities and Villages. All old 75 district development committees (DDC) are also replaced by new 75 District Coordination Committee (DCC) which will have much less power than DDC.
Provinces of Nepal
As of 20 September 2015 Nepal is divided into 7 provinces. They are defined by schedule 4 of the new constitution, by grouping together the existing districts. Two districts however are split in two parts ending up in two different provinces.
|1||Province No. 1||25,905||4,534,943|
|2||Province No. 2||9,661||5,404,145|
|3||Province No. 3||20,300||5,529,452|
|4||Province No. 4||21,504||2,413,907|
|5||Province No. 5||22,288||4,891,025|
|6||Province No. 6||27,984||1,168,515|
|7||Province No. 7||19,539||2,552,517|
Districts of Nepal
There are 75 Districts in Nepal
Cities and Municipality of 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.
Largest cities or towns in Nepal
Village Development Committees
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. The Village Development Committee were defunct in March 2017 and replaced with Gaupalika
Gaupalika (Rural Municipality)
Gaupalika was established in 2017, replacing the Village Development Committee. The main purpose of Gaupalika resembles with the Village Development Committee. Additionally, it has more rights on collection of royalty and taxes and has more annual budget than VDC. There are 481 Gaupalika's in Nepal.
Former administrative divisions
Development regions of Nepal
Prior to September 2015, Nepal was divided into 5 Development regions
|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|
Zones of Nepal
Prior to September 2015 the development regions Nepal were further divided into 14 Zones.
|sr.||Regions||Zones||Headquarters||Area (km2.)||Population (2011)|