Lumbini Zone

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Lumbinī Anchal
लुम्बिनी अञ्चल
Lumbini districts.png
Country   Nepal
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Lumbini (Nepali: लुम्बिनी अञ्चलListen ) was one of the fourteen zones of Nepal until the restructure of zones to provinces. It is home to the Lumbini site, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama,[1] who later became the historical Buddha and founder of the Buddhist philosophy. The zone's headquarters was Butwal.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Lumbini was divided into six districts; since 2015 all five districts (plus the western half of Nawalparasi District) have been redesignated as part of Lumbini Province, while the eastern half of Nawalparasi District has been redesignated as part of Gandaki Province.

District Type Headquarters Since 2015 part of Province
Arghakhanchi Hill Sandhikharka Lumbini Province
Gulmi Hill Tamghas
Kapilvastu Outer Terai Taulihawa
Palpa Hill Tansen
Rupandehi Outer Terai Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa)
Nawalparasi Outer Terai Parasi (Ramgram) divided into Nawalpur District (Gandaki Province)
and Parasi District (Lumbini Province)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Holy Sites of Buddhism, Buddha Dharma Education Association, retrieved 9 May 2012

Coordinates: 27°45′N 83°30′E / 27.750°N 83.500°E / 27.750; 83.500