Provinces of Nepal

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The Provinces of Nepal (Nepali: नेपालका प्रदेशहरू Nepalka Pradeshaharu) were formed on 20 September 2015. They were formed according to Schedule 4 of the Constitution of Nepal. The seven provinces were formed by making the group of districts. The current system of seven provinces replaced an earlier system. In the earlier system, Nepal was divided into 14 Administrative Zones and the zones were grouped into five Development Regions.[1]

List of Provinces[change | change source]

Province Capital Governor Chief Minister Districts Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(people/km²)
Map
Province No. 1 Biratnagar (Temporary) Govinda Subba Sher Dhan Rai 14 25,905 km² 4,534,943 175 Nepal Province 1.svg
Province No. 2 Janakpur (Temporary) Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha Mohammad Lalbabu Raut 8 9,661 km² 5,404,145 559 Nepal Province 2.svg
Province No. 3 Hetauda (Temporary) Anuradha Koirala Dormani Poudel 13 20,300 km² 5,529,452 272 Nepal Province 3.svg
Gandaki Pokhara Baburam Kunwar Prithvi Subba Gurung 11 21,504 km² 2,403,757 112 Nepal Province 4.svg
Province No. 5 Butwal (Temporary) Umakanta Jha Shankar Pokharel 12 22,288 km² 4,499,272 219 Nepal Province 5.svg
Karnali Birendranagar Durga Keshar Khanal Mahendra Bahadur Shahi 10 27,984 km² 1,570,418 41 Nepal Karnali.svg
Sudurpashchim Godawari Mohan Raj Malla Trilochan Bhatta 9 19,539 km² 2,552,517 130 Nepal Province 7.svg
Nepal Kathmandu President
Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime Minister
Khadga Prasad Oli
77 147,181 km² 26,494,504 180 Nepal grey.svg

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nepal Provinces". statoids.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.