Makwanpur District

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Makawanpur District

Location of district in province
Location of district in province
Country   Nepal
ProvinceBagmati Province
Admin HQ.Hetauda
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Makawanpur
 • Total2,426 km2 (937 sq mi)
 • Total420,477
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Nepali

Makwanpur District(Nepali: मकवानपुर जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Bagmati Province, earlier a part of Narayani Zone, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Hetauda as its district headquarter, as well as pradesh headquarter covers an area of 2,426 km2 (937 sq mi) and had a population of 392,604 in 2001 and 420,477 in 2011.[citation needed]


During Rana regime, the district was named Chisapani District and the headquarter of the district was situated in Chisapanigadhi. The district renamed as Makwanpur on the name of Makwanpurgadhi and the headquarter moved to Hetauda in 1982.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  7.2%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Makwanpur District had a population of 420,477. Of these, 45.3% spoke Tamang, 41.9% Nepali, 4.0% Newari, 3.8% Chepang, 1.3% Magar, 1.0% Bhojpuri, 0.7% Maithili and 0.5% Rai as their first language.

54.0% of the population in the district spoke Nepali as their second language.[3]


The district consists of 10 Municipalities, out of which one is a sub-metropolitan city, one is an urban municipality and eight are rural municipalities. These are as follows:[4]

Former Village Development Committees and Municipalities[edit]

Map of the VDCs and Municipalities (blue) in Makwanpur District


  1. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
  3. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  4. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

Coordinates: 27°25′N 85°02′E / 27.417°N 85.033°E / 27.417; 85.033