मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र
Madhyamānchal Bikās Kshetra
|Region||Central Development Region|
|Headquarters||Hetauda, Makwanpur District, Bagmati Province|
|• Total||27,410 km2 (10,580 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (NPT)|
Central Development Region (Nepali: मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र - Madyamānchal Bikās Kshetra) was one of Nepal's five development regions. It was in the east-central part of the country. Its headquarters were at Hetauda.
Geography[change | change source]
The region was the fourth largest Development Region of Nepal. Its area was 27,410 square kilometres (10,580 square miles). It was first in population. There were 9,656,985 people living there in 2011. Its population density was the highest of all regions with 352.3 persons/km2.
Part of this region was in the Kathmandu Valley with an area of 950 square kilometres (370 square miles). It was 35 kilometres (22 miles) long from east to west, and 30 kilometres (19 miles) long from north to south.
The most important river in the Central Development Region was the Bagmati, tributary of the Kosi river. It flows through the Kathmandu Valley. It 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. Archived from the original (pdf) on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Nepal: Administrative Division". City Population. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Regions of Nepal". Statoids. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 12 October 2013.