List of districts of Nepal(Redirected from Districts of Nepal)
After the state's reconstruction of administrative divisions, the district Nawalparasi and Rukum were divided into Parasi and Nawalpur, and Eastern Rukum and Western Rukum respectively.
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. The old District Development Committee (DDC) replaced with District Coordination Committee (DCC).
|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|
List of DistrictsEdit
- "There will be 77 districts in the country: Minister Thapa". myrepublica.com. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- 2011 Census District Level Detail Report, Central Bureau of Statistics.
- Digitalhimalaya.com: Collection of Nepalese District maps — from the Digital Himalaya database project.
- Myholidaynepal.com: Places of Nepal
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