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Political Map of Nepal

by Vishal Kumar

Nepal is a country located in the Himalayas in South Asia between India and China. Nepal is divided into 14 zones, with its capital, Kathmandu, located in the Bagmati Zone.

Political Map of Nepal


Nepal is a South Asian nation, situated along the border between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India in the Himalayan Mountains. Nepal is home to many of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, which is the highest point on Earth. Nepal has three main geographic features: plains in the south, mountains in the north, and hills in between.

Nepal is divided into fourteen zones, each headquartered in a capital city. Each zone is further divided into districts, of which there are a total of seventy-five. Each of these districts has a chief district officer to help run the district.

The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu, located in the Bagmati zone, is also the country’s largest city, with a population of over one million. Kathmandu is situated in the Kathmandu Valley, which was the original part of Nepal, before the empire expanded its territory. Kathmandu is also the headquarters of the Central Region of Nepal, which is called Madhyamanchal.

Zone Capital
Bagmati Kathmandu
Bheri Nepalganj
Dhawalagiri Baglun
Gandaki Pokhara
Janakpur Sindhulimadi
Karnali Jumla
Koshi Dharan
Lumbini Butawal
Mahakali Dadeldhura
Mechi Ilam
Narayani Hatauda
Rapti Tulsipur
Sangarmatha Rajbiraj
Seti Silgadi


Region Pop-2001 Pop-1991 Pop-1981 Area(km.²) Area(mi.²) Nepali name Capital
Central 8,031,629 6,183,955 4,909,357 27,410 10,583 Madhyamanchal Hetauda
Eastern 5,344,476 4,446,749 3,708,923 28,456 10,987 Purwanchal Dhankuta
Far-Western 2,191,330 1,679,301 1,320,089 19,539 7,544 Sudur Pashchimanchal Dipayal
Mid-Western 3,012,975 2,410,414 1,955,611 42,378 16,362 Madhya Pashchimanchal Birendranagar
Western 4,571,013 3,770,678 3,128,859 29,398 11,351 Pashchimanchal Pokhara
5regions 23,151,423 18,491,097 15,022,839 147,181 56,827


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