Central Development Region, Nepal

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मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र
Madhyamānchal Bikās Kshetra
Country    Nepal
Region Central Development Region
Headquarters Kathmandu, Kathmandu District, Bagmati Zone
 • Total 27,410 km2 (10,580 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 9,656,985
  pop. note
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

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The Central Development Region (Nepali: मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, Madhyamānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. It is located in the east-central part of the country with headquarters at Kathmandu, the country's capital.

It comprises three zones:

The Central Development Region(CDR) is located in Nepal and between the eastern and western development region. The central development region has the capital Nepal Kathmandu where people are provided so all people from all over Nepal come here for jobs and to stay. This is why this region is very populated.


It was formed in 1972 when the government of Nepal along with the regional planners divided Nepal into 4 development regions (the 1 was formed later in 1981).

Coordinates: 27°42′N 85°20′E / 27.700°N 85.333°E / 27.700; 85.333