सुदुर पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र
|Region||Far-Western Development Region|
|Headquarters||Dipayal Silgadhi, Doti District, Seti Zone|
|• Total||19,539 km2 (7,544 sq mi)|
|• Density||131/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (NPT)|
Far-Western Development Region (Nepali: सुदुर पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र - Sudur Pashchimānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. It is at the western end of the country. Its headquarters are at Dipayal Silgadhi.
Geography[change | change source]
The Far-Western Development Region has the Mid-Western Development Region to the east, Uttar Pradesh (India) to the south, Uttarakhand (India) to the west and the Tibet Autonomous Region (People's Republic of China) to the north.
It is the smallest Development Region of Nepal with an area of 19,539 square kilometres (7,544 square miles). It has the lowest population, with 2,552,517 people. Its population density is the second lowest of all the regions, with 130.6 persons/km2.
The highest mountain in the region is the Api Peak, with 7,132 metres (23,399 feet) high; it is in the Darchula district. Other high mountain is Saipal, 7,031 metres (23,068 feet) high, in the Bajhang district.
Cities[change | change source]
Administrative subdivisions[change | change source]
|Mahakali||977,514||6,989||139.9||4||Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Darchula, Kanchanpur|
|Seti||1,575,003||12,550||125.5||5||Achham, Bajhang, Bajura, Doti, Kailali|
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.