Districts Of Nepal-List Of All 77 Districts In Nepal

When you think of Nepal, the first thing that comes to mind is likely Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. However, this small country actually has a total of 77 districts spread across three different regions, each offering a different range of landscapes and cultures.

If you’re planning on visiting or moving to Nepal in the near future, it’s important to know how the country has been divided into these different parts, along with other pertinent information about each district. Even if you already have heard of the 77 Districts of Nepal, but you may not know much about them. Read on this blog post to learn more about each district and where they’re located in Nepal.

History Of Districts Of Nepal

Districts in Nepal are formed and modified several times in Nepal. For the first time, Nepal was divided into 10 districts during the time of King Rajendra Bir Bikram Shah and Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa-one of 18 the national heroes of Nepal. Later during the Rana regime in Nepal in the premiership of Bir Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepal was divided into 32 districts. Out of these 32 districts, 20 districts were in Hilly & Himalayan region and 12 were in Terai region.

Even after the end of Rana rule in Nepal in 1951 and till the proclaimation of new constituion of Kingdom of Nepal in 1962, Nepal remained divided into 32 districts with each having headquarters and District Administrator as its head. But after 1962, the traditional 32 districts were reorganized into 14 zones and 75 districts. Till 2015, Nepal remained divided into 75 districts. In 2015, districts were again divided in Nepal under the new administration. Nepal was divided into 7 provinces and 77 districts. So now, Nepal has 77 districts.

Districts And Provinces Of Nepal

On 20 September 2015, seven provinces in Nepal were formed. The seven provinces were formed by grouping the existing 75 districts and spliting the districts Nawalparasi and Rukum into two from each, making total number of districts in Nepal-77.

Below are the lists of all 77 districts of Nepal in each province (pradesh) of Nepal.

Number Of Districts In Each Province Of Nepal

Names Of ProvinceNo. Of Districts
Province No: 114
Province No: 2 (Madesh)8
Province No: 3 (Bagmati)13
Province No: 4 (Gandaki)11
Province No: 5 (Lumbini)12
Province No: 6 (Karnali)10
Province No: 7 (Sudur-Paschim)9

List Of Districts In Province No: 1

There are a total of 77 districts in Nepal, which are grouped now into seven provinces. 14 of these districts are in Province No. 1, and they are:

SN.Names Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
1BhojpurBhojpur1,507
2DhankuttaDhankutta892
3IllamIllam1,703
4JhapaBhadrapur1,606
5KhotangDiktel1,591
6MorangBiratnagar1,855
7OkhaldhungaSiddhicharan1,074
8PanchtharPhidim1,241
9SankhuwasabhaKhandbari3,480
10SolukhumbuSalleri3,312
11SunsariInaruwa1,257
12TaplejungTaplejung3,646
13TehrathumMyanglung679
14UdayapurGaighat2,063

List Of Districts In Province No: 2 (Madhesh Pradesh)

Province No: 2, also known as Madhesh Pradesh has total number of 8 districts, all of them in terai region. Below are the names of the districts in Province No: in Nepal:

SN.Names Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
15ParsaBirgunj1,353
16BaraKalaiya1,190
17RauthatGaur1,126
18SarlahiMalangwa1,259
19DhanushaJanakpur1,180
20SirahaSiraha1,188
21MahottariJaleshwar1,002
22SaptariRajbiraj1,363

List Of Districts In Province No: 3 (Bagmati Pradesh)

Bagmati Pradesh (Province No: 3) has 13 districts. The following is the names of districts in Province No: 3:

SN.Names Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
23SindhuliKamalamai2,491
24RamechhapManthali1,546
25DolakhaBhimeshwar2,191
26BhaktapurBhaktapur119
27DhadingNilkhanta1,926
28KathmanduKathmandu395
29KavrepalanchokDhulikhel1,396
30LalitpurLalitpur385
31NuwakotBidur1,121
32RasuwaDhunche1,544
33SindhupalanchokChautara2,542
34ChitwanBharatpur2,218
35MakwanpurHetauda2,426

List Of Districts In Province No: 4 (Gandaki Pradesh)

Gandaki Pradesh has total number of 11 districts. Below is the list of names of all districts in Gandaki Pradesh with their headquarters and area:

SN.Names Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
36BaglungBaglung City1,784
37GorkhaGorkha3,610
38KaskiPokhara2,017
39LamjungBesisahar1,692
40ManangChame2,246
41MustangJomsom3,573
42MyagdiBeni2,297
43NawalpurKawasoti1,043.1
44ParbatKusma494
45SyangjaPutalibazar1,164
46TanahunDamauli1,546

List Of Districts In Province No: 5 (Lumbini Pradesh)

There is a total number of 12 districts in province no: 5. Below are the names of all district in the province with their headquarters and total area.

SN.Namaes Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
47KapilvastuTaulihawa1,738
48ParasiRamgram634.88
49RupandehiSiddharthnagar1,360
50ArghakhanchiSandhikharka1,193
51GulmiTamghas1,149
52PalpaTansen1,373
53DangGhorahi2,955
54PyuthanPythan1,309
55RolpaLiwang1,879
56Eastern RukumRukumkot1,161.13
57BankeNepaganj2,337
58BardiyaGulariya2,025

List Of Districts In Province No: 6 (Karnali Pradesh)

Province No: 6, Karnali Pradesh has 10 number of districts. Here are their names with their headquarters and total area:

SN.Names Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
59Western RukumMusikot1213.49
60SalyanSalyan1462
61DolpaDunai7,889
62HumlaSimikot5,665
63JumlaChandannath2,531
64KalikotManma1,741
65MuguGamgadhi3,535
66SurkhetBirendranagar2,451
67DailekhNarayan1,502
68JajarkotKhalanga2,230

List Of Districts In Province No: 7 (Sudur-Paschim Pradesh)

Sudur-Paschim Pradesh or Province No: 7 is the far-western province in Nepal with total number of 9 districts. Below are their names, their headquarters, and total area:

SN.Names Of DistrictsHeadquartersArea (sq.km)
69KailaliDhangadhi3,235
70AchchamMangalsen1,680
71DotiDipayal Silgadhi2,025
72BajhangJayaprithvi3,422
73BajuraMartadi2,188
74KanchanpurBheemdatta1,610
75DadeldhuraAmargadhi1,538
76BaitadiDasharathchand1,519
77DarchulaDarchula2,322

Conclusion: Districts Of Nepal

So, these are the names of all 77 districts of Nepal. Districts still have more importance in Nepal than other administrative divisons like municipalities or capital of a province. After Nepal was divided into 7 provinces, the power of district level offices were transferred to local and provisional governments. We hope you like reading this blog post. Share this post if you find it useful and informative.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which is the largest district of Nepal?

Dolpa is the largest district in Nepal. It is in Karnali province and has total area of 7,889 sq.km.

2. Which is the smallest district of Nepal?

Bhaktapur, with a total area of 119 sq.km is the smallest district of Nepal.

3. Are there 75 districts in Nepal?

No, there aren’t 75 district in Nepal. There used to be 75 district in Nepal before 2015. On 20 September 2015, two districts Rukum and Nawalparasi were divided into two parts from each. So, now there are total 77 districts in Nepal.

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