Lumbini Zone

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Lumbinī Anchal
लुम्बिनी अञ्चल
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Country    Nepal
Capital Butwal
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Lumbini (Nepali: लुम्बिनी अञ्चलAbout this sound Listen ) is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal and 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 is Butwal.


Lumbini is divided into 6 districts:

District Type Headquarters
Arghakhanchi Hill Sandhikharka
Gulmi Hill Tamghas
Kapilvastu Outer Terai Taulihawa
Nawalparasi Outer Terai Parasi (Ramgram)
Palpa Hill Tansen
Rupandehi Outer Terai Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa)


  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