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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 and rural municipalities. There are seven provinces and 77 districts in Nepal.

District
Also known as:
जिल्ला
Nepal districts.png
Category Jilla
Location Nepal
Created pre 1816
Number 77 (as of 20 September 2015)
Populations 1,744,240 - 6,538
Areas 7,889 square kilometres (3,046 sq mi) - 119 square kilometres (46 sq mi)
Government District Coordination Committee
Subdivisions Urban Municipality
Rural Municipality

After the state's reconstruction of administrative divisions, Nawalparasi District and Rukum District were divided into Parasi District and Nawalpur District, and Eastern Rukum and Western Rukum District respectively.

Contents

HistoryEdit

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).

OverviewEdit

# Provinces Proposed Name Capital Districts Area
(KM²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(people/KM²)
Comparable state
1 Province No. 1 Koshi Pradesh Biratnagar 14 25,905 KM² 4,534,943 175   Macedonia
2 Province No. 2 Madhesh Pradesh Janakpur 8 9,661 KM² 5,404,145 559   Cyprus
3 Province No. 3 Bagmati Pradesh Hetauda 13 20,300 KM² 5,529,452 272   Slovenia
4 Province No. 4 Gandaki Pradesh Pokhara 11 21,504 KM² 2,413,907 112   El Salvador
5 Province No. 5 Lumbini Pradesh Butwal 12 22,288 KM² 4,891,025 219   Belize
6 Province No. 6 Karnali Pradesh Birendranagar 10 27,984 KM² 1,168,515 41   Equatorial Guinea
7 Province No. 7 Sudur Paschim Pradesh Dhangadhi 9 19,539 KM² 2,552,517 130   Slovenia
Nepal Kathmandu 77 147,181 KM² 26,494,504 180

List of districts by provinceEdit

Province No. 1Edit

Province No. 1 is divided into 14 districts.[2]


# Map Name Nepali Headquarters Geocode Population (2011) Area Website
1
Bhojpur District भोजपुर जिल्ला Bhojpur 106 182,459 1,507 km² [1]
2
Dhankuta District धनकुटा जिल्ला Dhankuta 107 163,412 0,892 km² [2]
3
Ilam District इलाम जिल्ला Ilam 110 290,254 1,703 km² [3]
4
Jhapa District झापा जिल्ला Bhadrapur 111 812,650 1,606 km² [4]
5
Khotang District खोटाँग जिल्ला Diktel 105 206,312 1,591 km² [5]
6
Morang District मोरंग जिल्ला Biratnagar 112 965,370 1,855 km² [6]
7
Okhaldhunga District ओखलढुंगा जिल्ला Siddhicharan 104 147,984 1,074 km² [7]
8
Panchthar District पांचथर जिल्ला Phidim 109 191,817 1,241 km² [8]
9
Sankhuwasabha District संखुवासभा जिल्ला Khandbari 102 158,742 3,480 km² [9]
10
Solukhumbu District सोलुखुम्बू जिल्ला Salleri 103 105,886 3,312 km² [10]
11
Sunsari District सुनसरी जिल्ला Inaruwa 113 763,497 1,257 km² [11]
12
Taplejung District ताप्लेजुंग जिल्ला Taplejung 101 127,461 3,646 km² [12]
13
Terhathum District तेह्रथुम जिल्ला Myanglung 108 113,111 0,679 km² [13]
14
Udayapur District उदयपुर जिल्ला Gaighat 114 317,532 2,063 km² [14]
Province No. 1 प्रदेश नं. १ Biratnagar 1 4,546,487 25,906 km² [15]

Province No. 2Edit

Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)[3] Official Website
1 Saptari District Rajbiraj 1,363 639,284
2 Siraha District Siraha 1,188 637,328
3 Dhanusa District Janakpur 1,180 754,777
4 Mahottari District Jaleshwar 1,002 627,580
5 Sarlahi District Malangwa 1,259 769,729
6 Bara District Kalaiya 1,190 687,708
7 Parsa District Birganj 1,353 601,017
8 Rautahat District Gaur 1,126 686,722

Province No. 3Edit

Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)[3] Official Website
1 Sindhuli District Kamalamai 2,491 296,192
2 Ramechhap District Manthali 1,546 202,646
3 Dolakha District Bhimeshwar 2,191 186,557
4 Bhaktapur District Bhaktapur 119 304,651
5 Dhading District Nilkantha 1,926 336,067
6 Kathmandu District Kathmandu 395 1,744,240
7 Kavrepalanchok District Dhulikhel 1,396 381,937
8 Lalitpur District Lalitpur 385 468,132
9 Nuwakot District Bidur 1,121 277,471
10 Rasuwa District Dhunche 1,544 43,300
11 Sindhupalchok District Chautara 2,542 287,798
12 Chitwan District Bharatpur 2,218 579,984
13 Makwanpur District Hetauda 2,426 420,477

Province No. 4Edit

Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)[3] Official Website
1 Gorkha District Gorkha 3,610 271,061
2 Kaski District Pokhara 2,017 492,098
3 Lamjung District Besisahar 1,692 167,724
4 Syangja District Putalibazar 1,164 289,148
5 Tanahu District Byas 1,546 323,288
6 Manang District Chame 2,246 6,538
7 Nawalpur District Kawasoti 1,043.1 310,864
8 Baglung District Baglung 1,784 268,613
9 Myagdi District Beni 2,297 113,641
10 Parbat District Kusma 494 146,590
11 Mustang District Jomsom 3,573 13,452

Province No. 5Edit

Province No. 5
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)[3] Official Website
1 Kapilvastu District Kapilvastu 1,738 571,936
2 Parasi District Ramgram 634.88 321,058
3 Rupandehi District Siddharthanagar 1,360 880,196
4 Arghakhanchi District Sandhikharka 1,193 197,632
5 Gulmi District Resunga 1,149 280,160
6 Palpa District Tansen 1,373 261,180
7 Dang District Tribhuwannagar 2,955 552,583
8 Pyuthan District Pyuthan 1,309 228,102
9 Rolpa District Liwang 1,879 224,506
10 Eastern Rukum District Rukumkot 2,877 208,567
11 Banke District Nepalganj 2,337 491,313
12 Bardiya District Gulariya 2,025 426,576

Karnali PradeshEdit

Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)[3] Official Website
1 Western Rukum District Musikot 1,213.49 154,272
2 Salyan District Salyan 1,462 242,444
3 Dolpa District Dunai 7,889 36,700
4 Humla District Simikot 5,655 50,858
5 Jumla District Chandannath 2,531 108,921
6 Kalikot District Manma 1,741 136,948
7 Mugu District Gamgadhi 3,535 55,286
8 Surkhet District Birendranagar 2,451 350,804
9 Dailekh District Narayan 1,502 261,770
10 Jajarkot District Khalanga 2,230 171,304

Province No. 7Edit

Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)[3] Official Website
1 Kailali District Dhangadhi 3,235 775,709
2 Achham District Mangalsen 1,680 257,477
3 Doti District Dipayal Silgadhi 2,025 211,746
4 Bajhang District Jayaprithvi 3,422 195,159
5 Bajura District Martadi 2,188 134,912
6 Kanchanpur District Bhimdatta 1,610 451,248
7 Dadeldhura District Amargadhi 1,538 142,094
8 Baitadi District Dasharathchand 1,519 250,898
9 Darchula District Api 2,322 133,274

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "There will be 77 districts in the country: Minister Thapa". myrepublica.com. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Province 1: Call for opportunities in land of great promise". Kantipur Publication. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2017. ... The proposed State 1 includes 14 districts ; ...' 
  3. ^ a b c d e f 2011 Census District Level Detail Report, Central Bureau of Statistics.

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