Provinces of Nepal

Type of subdivision of Nepal

The Provinces of Nepal (Nepali: नेपालका प्रदेशहरू Nepalka Pradeshaharu) were formed on 20 September 2015. They were formed according to Schedule 4 of the Constitution of Nepal. The seven provinces were formed by making the group of districts. The current system of seven provinces replaced an earlier system. In the earlier system, Nepal was divided into 14 Administrative Zones and the zones were grouped into five Development Regions.[1]

List of Provinces

ProvinceCapitalGovernorChief MinisterDistrictsArea
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(people/km²)
Map
Province No. 1BiratnagarSomnath AdhikariSher Dhan Rai1425,905 km²4,534,943175 
Province No. 2JanakpurTilak PariyarMohammad Lalbabu Raut89,661 km²5,404,145559 
Bagmati PradeshHetaudaBishnu Prasad PrasainDormani Poudel1320,300 km²5,529,452272 
Gandaki PradeshPokharaAmik SherchanPrithvi Subba Gurung1121,504 km²2,403,757112 
Province No. 5ButwalDharmanath YadavShankar Pokharel1222,288 km²4,499,272219 
Karnali PradeshBirendranagarGovinda Prasad KalauniMahendra Bahadur Shahi1027,984 km²1,570,41841 
Sudurpashchim PradeshGodawariSharmila Kumari PantaTrilochan Bhatta919,539 km²2,552,517130 
NepalKathmanduPresident
Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime Minister
Khadga Prasad Oli
77147,181 km²26,494,504180 

References

  1. "Nepal Provinces". statoids.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.