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List of districts of Nepal

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Districts in Nepal are second level of administrative divisions after provinces. Districts are subdivided in municipalities.



During the time of king Rajendra Bir Bikram Shah and prime minister Bhimsen Thapa, Nepal was divided into 10 districts. All areas east of Dudhkoshi River were one district, Dhankuta.

During the time of prime minister Bir Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana (1885-1901) Nepal was divided into total 32 districts. Hilly region had 20 districts and Terai had 12 districts. Nepal had two centers Palpa and Dhankuta. Dhankuta was the center of East Nepal and Palpa was the center of West Nepal.

District administration (1901-1951):

For administration purpose the country had been divided into 35 districts. Each had a headquarters and Bada Haqim (District Administrator) as its head. The districts were classified into A, B and C. 7 districts fell in A category, 9 in B and 16 in category C.

District administration (1951-1960):

During 1951 to 1960 no remote changes were made in district administration in Nepal. Only small changes made by king that couldn't help to keep continue the administration system.

District Panchayat (1960-1990):

After 1960 the administration in general and the district administration in particular underwent a sea changes. King referred to the reorganisation of traditional 35 districts into 14 zones and 75 development Districts.

District Panchayat was one of the four administrative divisions of Nepal during the Panchayat System (1962-1990). During the Panchayat time the country was divided into 75 districts and now 2 districts are added by dividing Nawalparasi and Rukum into 2 districts. Now the total number of districts is 77.

District Devlopment Committee (1990-2015):

Composed of elected members at the district level. It was responsible for formulating district-level devlopment policies. It was established in 1990, following the end of the Panchayat system.

Districts under new administrationEdit

As of 20 September 2015 Nepal is divided into 7 provinces. They are defined by schedule 4 of the new constitution, by grouping together the existing districts. Two districts Rukum and Nawalparasi however are split in two parts ending up in two different provinces.[1] The old District Development Committee (DDC) replaced with District Coordination Committee (DCC).

# Provinces Districts Area
Comparable state
1 Province No. 1 14 25,905 KM² 4,534,943 175   Burundi
2 Province No. 2 8 9,661 KM² 5,404,145 559   Cyprus
3 Province No. 3 13 20,300 KM² 5,529,452 272   Slovenia
4 Province No. 4 11 21,504 KM² 2,413,907 112   El Salvador
5 Province No. 5 12 22,288 KM² 4,891,025 219   El Salvador
6 Province No. 6 10 27,984 KM² 1,168,515 41   Equatorial Guinea
7 Province No. 7 9 19,539 KM² 2,552,517 130   New Caledonia
Nepal 77 147,181

Former administrative divisionsEdit

In the old structure, Nepal's five development regions are subdivided into 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल; anchal) and then 75 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला; jillā).

These districts are listed below, by region and zone. District headquarters are in parentheses.

Mahakali ZoneSeti ZoneKarnali ZoneBheri ZoneRapti ZoneDhawalagiri ZoneGandaki ZoneLumbini ZoneBagmati ZoneNarayani ZoneJanakpur ZoneSagarmatha ZoneKosi ZoneMechi Zone 

Eastern Development RegionEdit

Central Development RegionEdit

Western Development RegionEdit

Mid-Western Development RegionEdit

Far-Western Development RegionEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "There will be 77 districts in the country: Minister Thapa". 6 August 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 

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