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Province No. 3
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Location of Province No. 3
Location of Province No. 3
Map of Province No. 3, Nepal
Map of Province No. 3, Nepal
Country    Nepal
Formation 20 September 2015
Capital Hetauda (Temporary)
Largest city Kathmandu
Districts 13
 • Body Government of Province No. 3
 • Governor Anuradha Koirala
 • Chief Minister Dormani Poudel (NCP)
 • High Court Patan High Court
 • Legislative Unicameral (110 seats)
 • Parliamentary constituency 35
 • Total 20,300 km2 (7,800 sq mi)
Area rank 5th
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,529,452
 • Rank 1st
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
 • Density rank 2nd
Demonym(s) Rajdhani Niwasi but Nepalese
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Geocode NP-TH
Official language(s) Nepali, Tamang and Nepal Bhasa
Other language(s) Magar, Gurung etc.
HDI 0.560 (medium)
Literacy 74.85%
Sex ratio 98.77 /100 (2011)

Province No. 3, (proposed name: Nepalmandal[1], Bagmati), is one of the provinces established by the new constitution of Nepal which was adopted on 20 September 2015.[2]Most of the part of this province is hilly and mountainous.The capital of this country Kathmandu also lies in this province. It covers an area of 20,300, about 14% of the total area of the country. Gaurishankar, langtang, Jugal, Ganesh, etc are the major mountains present in this province. Deciduous forest, coniferous forest ,alpine forest are available here due to the altitude.Rainfall takes place mainly during summer .Temperature varies with altitude. As per, Cabinet Meeting on 17th Jan 2018, Hetauda has been declared as an Interim State Capital of Province No. 3. It borders Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north, Province No. 1 to the east, Gandaki Pradesh to the west, and the Province No. 2 and Bihar province of India to the south. This is the most populous state of all and hosted the highest number of voters in the last election for House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly in 2017. The province possesses rich cultural diversity with castes and communities including Brahmin, Chettri, Newar, Tamang, Sherpa, Tharu, Chepang, Jirel, etc inhabiting it. [3]Someone from Nepalmandal is called after their district or if from Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur then Nepalmandali.


Government and administrationEdit

The Governor acts as the head of the province while the Chief Minister is the head of the provincial government. The Chief Judge of the Patan High Court is the head of the judiciary.[4] The present Governor, Chief Minister and Chief Judge are Anuradha Koirala (governor), Dormani Poudel (chief minister) and Tek Bahadur Moktan.[5][6] The province has 110 provincial assembly constituencies and 35 House of Representative constituencies.[7]

Province No. 3 has a unicameral legislature, like all of the other provinces in Nepal. The term length of provincial assembly is five years. The Provincial Assembly of Province No. 3 is temporarily housed at the Regional Education Directorate in Hetauda.[8]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Province No. 3 is divided into 13 districts, which are listed below. A district is administrated by the head of the District Coordination Committee and the District Administration Officer. The districts are further dived to municipalities or rural municipalities. The municipalities include three metropolitan cities, one sub-metropolitan city and 41 municipalities. There are 74 rural municipalities in the province.[9]

  1. Bhaktapur District
  2. Chitwan District
  3. Dhading District
  4. Dolakha District
  5. Kathmandu District
  6. Kavrepalanchok District
  7. Lalitpur District
  8. Makwanpur District
  9. Nuwakot District
  10. Ramechhap District
  11. Rasuwa District
  12. Sindhuli District
  13. Sindhupalchok District

Religion in Province No. 3

  Hinduism (71.78%)
  Buddhism (23.28%)
  Christianity (2.87%)
  Prakṛti (0.75%)
  Islam (0.67%)
  Kirat Mundhum (0.41%)
  Other or not religious (0.23%)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Shakya, Ajay Kranti. "३ नम्बर प्रदेशको नाम नेपालमण्डल नै उपयुक्त !". Sanchar Nepal (Pvt) Ltd. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Nepal Provinces". Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Highest number of voters in province no. 3". Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  4. ^ "High Courts get their chief judges". Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  5. ^ "UML PP leader Dor Mani Paudel appointed CM of Province 3". The Himalayan Times. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  6. ^ "President of Nepal administers oath to Chiefs of seven provinces | DD News". Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  7. ^ "CDC creates 495 constituencies". The Himalayan Times. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  8. ^ "Preparations under way for assembly meeting". The Himalayan Times. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  9. ^ "स्थानिय तह". Retrieved 2018-04-27.