Western Development Region, Nepal
|Western Development Region (पश्चिमाञ्चल - Paścimāñcala)|
Eternal Peace Flame, Lumbini
|Zones||Gandaki, Lumbini, Dhawalagiri|
|Area||29,398 km² (11,351 sq mi)|
|Population||4,926,765 (2011) |
|Density||168 /km² (435 /sq mi)|
Western Development Region (Nepali:पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र - Pashchimānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. It is in the west-central part of the country with headquarters at Pokhara.
Geography[change | change source]
It is the second largest Development Region of Nepal with an area of 29,398 km2 (11,351 sq mi) and the third in population with 4,926,765 people living there; its population density is of 167.6 persons/km2.
Some of the highest mountains of the world are found in this region, in the Himalayas of the Dhawalagiri and Gandaki zones. Among them are Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,156 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m).
Cities[change | change source]
Administrative subdivisions[change | change source]
|Dhawalagiri||542,296||8,148||66.6||4||Baglung, Mustang, Myagdi, Parbat|
|Gandaki||1,549,857||12,275||126.3||6||Gorkha, Kaski, Lamjung, Manang, Syangja, Tanahu|
|Lumbini||2,834,612||8,975||315.8||6||Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi, Palpa,Rupandehi|
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (pdf). Central Bureau of Statistics. Kathmandu, Nepal. November 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Nepal: Administrative Division". City Population. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Regions of Nepal". Statoids. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 12 October 2013.