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Schedule 4 of the new Constitution of Nepal, adopted on 20 September 2015, provides for the division of the country into seven Provinces. These provinces will be formed by grouping the existing districts; two districts, however, are to be split between two provinces. Each district has local units, including four metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 village councils.[1] According to Article 295 (2), the provinces shall be named by 2/3 vote of the respective province's legislature.

Provinces of Nepal
Provinces of Nepal 2015.png
Category Provinces
Location Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Created 20 September 2015
Number 7
Government Governor
Chief Minister
Subdivisions Districts

Contents

Province No. 1Edit

Proposed name for the province: koshi.

Population: 4,534,943;

Area: 25,905 km²;

Governor: Dr. Govinda Subba

Capital: Biratnagar;

Proposed name for the province: Koshi.

It covers the following districts:

Province No. 2Edit

Proposed name for the province: Janakpur.

Population: 5,404,145;

Area: 9,661 km²[2].

Governor: Ratneshworlal Kayasta

Capital: Janakpur;

It covers the following districts :

Province No. 3Edit

Proposed name for the province: Bagmati.

Population: 5,529,452;

Area: 20,300 km²[2].

Governor: Anuradha Koirala

Capital: Hetauda;

It covers the following districts :

Province No. 4Edit

Proposed name for the province: Gandaki.

Population: 2,413,907;

Area: 21,504 km²[2].

Governor: Baburam Kunwar

Capital: Pokhara;

It covers the following districts :

Province No. 5Edit

Proposed name for the province: Lumbini.

Population: 4,891,025;

Area: 22,288 km²[2].

Governor: Umakanta Jha

Capital: Rupandehi;

It covers the following districts:

Province No. 6Edit

Proposed name for the province: Karnali.

Population: 1,168,515.

Area: 27,984 km²[2].

Governor: Durga Prasad Khanal

Capital: Surkhet;

It covers the following districts:

Province No. 7Edit

Proposed name for the province: Far West.

Population: 2,552,517;

Area: 19,539 km²[2].

Governor: Mohanraj Malla

Capital: Kailali;

It covers the following districts :

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kathmandu Post (2017). "744 new local units come into effect". Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f http://www.statoids.com/unp.html Nepal Provinces