Lumbini (Nepali: लुम्बिनी अञ्चलListen (help·info)) was one of the fourteen zones of Nepal until the restructure of zones to provinces. It is home to the Lumbini site, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the historical Buddha and founder of the Buddhist philosophy. The zone's headquarters was Butwal.
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Lumbini was divided into 6 districts:
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|Rupandehi||Outer Terai||Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa)|
|Nawalparasi||Outer Terai||Parasi (Ramgram)||divided into Nawalpur District (Gandaki Pradesh) |
and Parasi District (Lumbini Pradesh)
- Holy Sites of Buddhism, Buddha Dharma Education Association, retrieved 9 May 2012