Central Development Region, Nepal
|Central Development Region (मध्यमाञ्चल - Madhyamāñcala)|
Bagmati river in Pashupatinath, Nepal
|Zones||Janakpur, Bagmati, Narayani|
|Area||27,410 km² (10,583 sq mi)|
|Population||9,656,985 (2011) |
|Density||352 /km² (912 /sq mi)|
Central Development Region (Nepali:मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र - Madyamānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. It is in the east-central part of the country with headquarters at Hetauda.
Geography[change | change source]
It is the fourth largest Development Region of Nepal with an area of 27,410 km2 (10,580 sq mi) but first in population with 9,656,985 people living there; its population density is the highest of all regions with 352.3 persons/km2.
Part of this region is in the Kathmandu Valley with an area of 950 km2 (370 sq mi); it is 35 km (22 mi) long from east-west, and 30 km (19 mi) long from north to south.
The most important river in the Central Development Region is the Bagmati, tributary of the Kosi river. It flows through the Kathmandu Valley and is part of the Ganges watershed. The Bagmati is considered a holy river by Hindus and Buddhists.
Cities[change | change source]
Administrative subdivisions[change | change source]
|Janakpur||2,837,481||9,669||293.5||6||Dhanusa, Dolkha, Mahottari, Ramechhap, Sarlahi, Sindhuli|
|Bagmati||3,843,596||9,428||407.7||8||Bhaktapur, Dhading, Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchok, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhulpalchok|
|Narayani||2,975,908||8,313||358.0||5||Bara,Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa, Rautahat|
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (pdf). Central Bureau of Statistics. Kathmandu, Nepal. November 2012. http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/sources/census/2010_PHC/Nepal/Nepal-Census-2011-Vol1.pdf. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Nepal: Administrative Division". City Population. http://www.citypopulation.de/php/nepal-admin.php. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Regions of Nepal". Statoids. 2012-12-07. http://www.statoids.com/unp.html. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Administrative Division of Nepal - Geonames
- Friends of the Bagmati
- UNESCO - Kathmandu Valley