Zones of Nepal

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Nepal is divided into 14 administrative zones (anchal) and 75 districts (jillā). The 14 administrative zones are grouped into five development regions.

In 1962, Nepal reorganized into 14 administrative zones but, around 1995, zones fell into disuse, so the already existing development regions effectively became the primary subdivisions.

The administrative zones, by development regions and from east to west, are the following:[1]

Administrative zones of Nepal
Region Zone Name for Chief city Population[2]
(2011)
   Area[1]   
(km²)
Districts
Eastern Mechi Mechi River Ilam 1,422,182 8,196 4
Koshi Koshi River Biratnagar 2,335,047 9,669 6
Sagarmatha Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) Rajbiraj 2,054,326 10,591 6
Central Janakpur Its capital Janakpurdham 2,837,481 9,669 6
Bagmati Bagmati River Kathmandu 3,843,596 9,428 8
Narayani Narayani (lower Gandaki) river Birganj 2,975,908 8,313 5
Western Gandaki Gandaki River Pokhara 1,549,857 12,275 6
Lumbini Lumbini, a pilgrimage site,
birth place of Gautama Buddha
Butwal 2,834,612 8,975 6
Dhawalagiri Dhaulagiri mountain Baglun 542,296 8,148 4
Mid-Western Region Rapti West Rapti River Tulsipur 1,456,202 10,482 5
Karnali Karnali River Jumla 388,713 21,351 5
Bheri Bheri River Nepalgunj 1,701,767 10,545 5
Far-Western Region Seti Seti River Dipayal-Silgadhi 1,575,003 12,550 5
Mahakali Mahakali River Mahendranagar 977,514 6,989 4

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Regions of Nepal". Statoids. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. "Nepal: Administrative Division". City Population. Retrieved 12 October 2013.