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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. There are seven provinces and 77 districts in 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.

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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).

# 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 DistrictsEdit

Districts of Nepal
sr. Districts Headquarters Province Area (km2.) Population (2011)[2]
1 Jhapa District Bhadrapur PN-1 1,606 812,650
2 Ilam District Ilam PN-1 1,703 290,254
3 Panchthar District Phidim PN-1 1,241 191,817
4 Taplejung District Taplejung PN-1 3,646 127,461
5 Morang District Biratnagar PN-1 1,855 965,370
6 Sunsari District Inaruwa PN-1 1,257 763,487
7 Bhojpur District Bhojpur PN-1 1,507 182,459
8 Dhankuta District Dhankuta PN-1 891 163,412
9 Terhathum District Myanglung PN-1 679 101,577
10 Sankhuwasabha District Khandbari PN-1 3,480 158,742
11 Saptari District Rajbiraj PN-2 1,363 639,284
12 Siraha District Siraha PN-2 1,188 637,328
13 Udayapur District Triyuga PN-1 2,063 317,532
14 Khotang District Diktel PN-1 1,591 206,312
15 Okhaldhunga District Siddhicharan PN-1 1,074 147,984
16 Solukhumbu District Dudhkunda PN-1 3,312 105,886
17 Dhanusa District Janakpur PN-2 1,180 754,777
18 Mahottari District Jaleshwar PN-2 1,002 627,580
19 Sarlahi District Malangwa PN-2 1,259 769,729
20 Sindhuli District Kamalamai PN-3 2,491 296,192
21 Ramechhap District Manthali PN-3 1,546 202,646
22 Dolakha District Bhimeshwar PN-3 2,191 186,557
23 Bhaktapur District Bhaktapur PN-3 119 304,651
24 Dhading District Nilkantha PN-3 1,926 336,067
25 Kathmandu District Kathmandu PN-3 395 1,744,240
26 Kavrepalanchok District Dhulikhel PN-3 1,396 381,937
27 Lalitpur District Lalitpur PN-3 385 468,132
28 Nuwakot District Bidur PN-3 1,121 277,471
29 Rasuwa District Dhunche PN-3 1,544 43,300
30 Sindhupalchok District Chautara PN-3 2,542 287,798
31 Bara District Kalaiya PN-2 1,190 687,708
32 Parsa District Birganj PN-2 1,353 601,017
33 Rautahat District Gaur PN-2 1,126 686,722
34 Chitwan District Bharatpur PN-3 2,218 579,984
35 Makwanpur District Hetauda PN-3 2,426 420,477
36 Gorkha District Gorkha PN-4 3,610 271,061
37 Kaski District Pokhara PN-4 2,017 492,098
38 Lamjung District Besisahar PN-4 1,692 167,724
39 Syangja District Putalibazar PN-4 1,164 289,148
40 Tanahu District Byas PN-4 1,546 323,288
41 Manang District Chame PN-4 2,246 6,538
42 Kapilvastu District Kapilvastu PN-5 1,738 571,936
43 Nawalpur District Kawasoti PN-4
44 Parasi District Parasi PN-5
45 Rupandehi District Siddharthanagar PN-5 1,360 880,196
46 Arghakhanchi District Sandhikharka PN-5 1,193 197,632
47 Gulmi District Resunga PN-5 1,149 280,160
48 Palpa District Tansen PN-5 1,373 261,180
49 Baglung District Baglung PN-4 1,784 268,613
50 Myagdi District Beni PN-4 2,297 113,641
51 Parbat District Kusma PN-4 494 146,590
52 Mustang District Jomsom PN-4 3,573 13,452
53 Dang District Tribhuwannagar PN-5 2,955 552,583
54 Pyuthan District Pyuthan PN-5 1,309 228,102
55 Rolpa District Liwang PN-5 1,879 224,506
56 Eastern Rukum District Rukumkot PN-5 2,877 208,567
57 Western Rukum District Musikot PN-6
58 Salyan District Salyan PN-6 1,462 242,444
59 Dolpa District Dunai PN-6 7,889 36,700
60 Humla District Simikot PN-6 5,655 50,858
61 Jumla District Chandannath PN-6 2,531 108,921
62 Kalikot District Manma PN-6 1,741 136,948
63 Mugu District Gamgadhi PN-6 3,535 55,286
64 Banke District Nepalganj PN-5 2,337 491,313
65 Bardiya District Gulariya PN-5 2,025 426,576
66 Surkhet District Birendranagar PN-6 2,451 350,804
67 Dailekh District Narayan PN-6 1,502 261,770
68 Jajarkot District Khalanga PN-6 2,230 171,304
69 Kailali District Dhangadhi PN-7 3,235 775,709
70 Achham District Mangalsen PN-7 1,680 257,477
71 Doti District Dipayal Silgadhi PN-7 2,025 211,746
72 Bajhang District Jayaprithvi PN-7 3,422 195,159
73 Bajura District Martadi PN-7 2,188 134,912
74 Kanchanpur District Bhimdatta PN-7 1,610 451,248
75 Dadeldhura District Amargadhi PN-7 1,538 142,094
76 Baitadi District Dasharathchand PN-7 1,519 250,898
77 Darchula District Api PN-7 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. ^ 2011 Census District Level Detail Report, Central Bureau of Statistics.

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