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Administrative divisions of this country are 14 zones; Mechi, Koshi, Sagarmatha, Janalkpur, Narayani, Bagmati Gandaki, Lumbini, Dhaulagiri Rapti, Bheri, Seti, Karnali, Mahakali and 75 districts- districts are mentioned below with he development regions accordingly.  King Birendra divided the entire Kingdom in 4 different development regions Eastern Development Region, Central Development Region. Western Development Region, Mid-Western Development Region  in 2029 BS (1972) so as to fill the gap between different parts of the nation by balanced or proportionate development. Eight years later  in 2037(1982), he further divided the nation adding one more separate development region naming it as far western development region taking two zones from Mid Western Development region Seti and Mahakali. And now the entire nation is also divided into five-development  region such as:

  • Eastern Development Region (EDR): There are  three zones Mechi, Koshi, Sagarmatha and 16 districts in EDR. the Head quarter of the EDR is Dhankuta, a hilly district in Koshi zone. There are 49 constituencies in this region 13,  19, 17 respectively. The total area of this region is 28500 sq/ km.

    The 16 districts in EDR are, Mechi: Taplejung, Ilam, Panchthar,Jhapa Koshi: Morang, Sunsari, Dhankuta, Terhathuim, Bhojpur, Sagarmatha: Okhalghunga, Udaypur, Khotang, Saptari. and Siraha.

  • Central Development Region (CDR): This region has also three zones Janakpur,Narayani and Bagmati which has 19 districts. The head quarter of CDR is Kathmandu itself. There are 65 constituencies 21, 19 25 respectively. The total area of this CDR is 27000 sq/km. 

    The nineteen districts of  CDR are ; Janakpur- Dhanusa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Dolakha. Bagmati- Sindhupalhok, Kabhre, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nuwakot, Rasuawa, Dhading. Narayani: Chitwan, Makwanpur, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa

  • Western Development Region (WDR): Western Development has three zones-Gandaki, Lumbini and Dhaulagiri and 16 districts  . There are 43 constituencies 15, 21,7 respectively. The total are of this region is     29000 sqm/km.

    The 16 districts of M-WDR are Gandaki-Gorkha, Lamjung, tanahun, Syangja, Kaski and Manang. Dhaulagiri- Mustang, Magdi, Parbat, Baglung, Gulmi, Palpa. Lumbini- Nawalparasi, rupandehi, Kapilbastu and Argakhachi.

  • Mid-Western Development Region (M-WDR): This region has three zones Rapti, Bheri Karnali  and 15 districts. There are 30 constituencies 12,13 and 15 respectively. The total area of W-WDR is 4359 sq/km. The headquarter of  Mid-Western Development Region  is Birendranagar, the district headquarter of Surkhet. 

    The following are the 15  districts of W-WDR;  Rapti: Pyuthan,  Rolpa, rukum, Slyan, Dang. Bheri- Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Dailekh, Jajarkot. Karnali:  Dolpa, Jumla, Kailali, Mugu, Humla. 

  • Far Western Development Region (F-WDR): This region has only two zones Seti and Mahakali which has 9 districts. The headquarter of F-WDR is  dipayal. There are 18 constituencies 11, 7 respectively. The total area of this F-WDR is 20000 sq/km. 

İrewanta subba 2002, December 23 All Rights Reserved.
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