Lumbini Zone

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Lumbinī Anchal

लुम्बिनी अञ्चल
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Country   Nepal
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Lumbini (Nepali: लुम्बिनी अञ्चलAbout this soundListen ) 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.


Lumbini was divided into 6 districts:

District Type Headquarters Since 2015 part of Province
Arghakhanchi Hill Sandhikharka Province No. 5
Gulmi Hill Tamghas
Kapilvastu Outer Terai Taulihawa
Palpa Hill Tansen
Rupandehi Outer Terai Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa)
Nawalparasi Outer Terai Parasi (Ramgram) divided into Nawalpur District (Province No. 4)
and Parasi District (Province No. 5)


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

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