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Nepal: Administrative Division

Contents: Administrative Zones and Districts

The population of the former administrative zones and of the districts of Nepal according to census results and latest official projections.

For the provinces established in September 2015 see: → Provinces and Cites.

NameNativeStatusPopulation
Census
1981-06-22
Population
Census
1991-06-22
Population
Census
2001-05-28
Population
Census
2011-06-22
Population
Projection
2016-07-01
Bāgmatī [Bagmati]बाग्मतीZone1,782,4392,250,8053,008,4873,843,5964,239,030
Bhaktapur [Bhaktapur]भक्तपुरDistrict159,767172,952225,461304,651340,066
Dhādiṅ [Dhading]धादिङDistrict243,401278,068338,658336,067346,950
Kābhrepalāñcok [Kavrepalanchok]काभ्रेDistrict307,150324,329385,672381,937394,229
Kāṭhmāḍaũ [Kathmandu]काठमाडौंDistrict422,237675,3411,081,8451,744,2402,011,978
LalitpurललितपुरDistrict184,341257,086337,785468,132525,211
Nuvākoṭ [Nuwakot]नुवाकोटDistrict202,976245,260288,478277,471283,827
Rasuvā [Rasuwa]रसुवाDistrict30,24136,74444,73143,30044,399
Sindhupālcok [Sindhupalchok]सिन्धुपाल्चोकDistrict232,326261,025305,857287,798292,370
Bherī [Bheri]भेरीZone836,4021,103,0431,417,0851,701,7671,867,168
Bānke [Banke]बाँकेDistrict205,323285,604385,840491,313554,630
Bardiyā [Bardiya]बर्दियाDistrict199,044290,313382,649426,576456,547
Dailekh [Dailekh]दैलेखDistrict166,527187,400225,201261,770281,758
Jājarkoṭ [Jajarkot]जाजरकोटDistrict99,312113,958134,868171,304186,375
Surkhet [Surkhet]सुर्खेतDistrict166,196225,768288,527350,804387,858
Dhaulāgīrī [Dhawalagiri]धौलागीरीZone453,462490,877556,191542,296550,832
Bāgluṅ [Baglung]बाग्लुङDistrict215,228232,486268,937268,613277,582
Mustāṅ [Mustang]मुस्ताङDistrict12,93014,29214,98113,45212,477
Myāgdī [Myagdi]म्याग्दीDistrict96,904100,552114,447113,641112,643
Parvat [Parbat]पर्वतDistrict128,400143,547157,826146,590148,130
Gaṇḍakī [Gandaki]गण्डकीZone1,107,5691,266,1281,487,9541,549,8571,587,191
Gorkhā [Gorkha]गोरखाDistrict231,294252,524288,134271,061259,299
Kāskī [Kaski]कास्कीDistrict221,272292,945380,527492,098543,767
Lamjuṅ [Lamjung]लमजुङDistrict152,720153,697177,149167,724170,568
Manāṅ [Manang]मनाङDistrict7,0215,3639,5876,5386,444
Syāṅjā [Syangja]स्याङ्जाDistrict271,824293,526317,320289,148270,403
Tanahũ [Tanahu]तनहुँDistrict223,438268,073315,237323,288336,710
Janakpur [Janakpur]जनकपुरZone1,688,1152,061,8162,557,0042,837,4813,015,286
Dhanuṣā [Dhanusa]धनुषाDistrict432,569543,672671,364754,777803,785
Dolakhā [Dolakha]दोलखाDistrict150,576173,236204,229186,557187,584
Mahottarī [Mahottari]महोत्तरीDistrict361,054440,146553,481627,580673,405
Rāmechāp [Ramechhap]रामेछापDistrict161,445188,064212,408202,646206,653
Sarlāhī [Sarlahi]सर्लाहीDistrict398,766492,798635,701769,729838,695
Sindhulī [Sindhuli]सिन्धुलीDistrict183,705223,900279,821296,192305,164
Karṇālī [Karnali]कर्णालीZone242,486260,529309,084388,713422,531
Ḍolpā [Dolpa]डोल्पाDistrict22,04325,01329,54536,70039,832
Humlā [Humla]हुम्लाDistrict20,30334,38340,59550,85855,261
Jumlā [Jumla]जुम्लाDistrict68,79775,96489,427108,921117,958
Kālikoṭ [Kalikot]कालिकोटDistrict87,63888,805105,580136,948149,371
MuguमुगुDistrict43,70536,36443,93755,28660,109
Kośī [Kosi]कोशीZone1,423,6241,728,2472,110,6642,335,0472,479,066
Bhojpur [Bhojpur]भोजपुरDistrict192,689198,784203,018182,459169,139
Dhankuṭā [Dhankuta]धनकुटाDistrict129,781146,386166,479163,412168,131
Moraṅ [Morang]मोरङDistrict534,692674,823843,220965,3701,036,841
Sankhuvāsabhā [Sankhuwasabha]संखुवासभाDistrict129,414141,903159,203158,742157,854
Sunsarī [Sunsari]सुनसरीDistrict344,594463,481625,633763,487845,555
Tehrathum [Terhathum]तेह्रथुमDistrict92,454102,870113,111101,577101,546
Lumbinī [Lumbini]लुम्बिनीZone1,567,8282,013,6732,526,8682,834,6123,024,054
Arghākhāncī [Arghakhanchi]अर्घाखाँचीDistrict157,304180,884208,391197,632200,967
Gulmī [Gulmi]गुल्मीDistrict238,113266,331296,654280,160268,597
Kapilvastu [Kapilbastu]कपिलवस्तुDistrict270,045371,778481,976571,936625,522
Navalparāsī [Nawalparasi]नवलपरासीDistrict308,828436,217562,870643,508690,731
Pālpā [Palpa]पाल्पाDistrict214,442236,313268,558261,180255,386
Rūpandehī [Rupandehi]रूपन्देहीDistrict379,096522,150708,419880,196982,851
Mahākālī [Mahakali]माहाकालीZone525,178664,952860,475977,5141,045,592
Baitaḍī [Baitadi]बैतडीDistrict179,136200,716234,418250,898260,015
Ḍaḍeldhurā [Dadeldhura]डडेलधुराDistrict86,853104,647126,162142,094151,312
Dārculā [Darchula]दार्चुलाDistrict90,218101,683121,996133,274139,712
Kancanpur [Kanchanpur]कञ्‍चनपुरDistrict168,971257,906377,899451,248494,553
Mecī [Mechi]मेचीZone932,6251,118,2101,307,6691,422,1821,503,647
Ilām [Ilam]इलामDistrict178,356229,214282,806290,254302,791
Jhāpā [Jhapa]झापाDistrict479,743593,737688,109812,650875,828
Pāncthar [Panchthar]पाँचथरDistrict153,746175,206202,056191,817195,334
Tāplejuṅ [Taplejung]ताप्लेजुङDistrict120,780120,053134,698127,461129,694
Nārāyaṇī [Narayani]नारायणीZone1,438,8031,871,3342,466,1382,975,9083,288,905
Bārā [Bara]बाराDistrict318,957415,718559,135687,708765,053
Citvan [Chitawan]चितवनDistrict259,571354,488472,048579,984644,219
Makavānpur [Makwanpur]मकवानपुरDistrict243,411314,599392,604420,477443,976
Parsā [Parsa]पर्साDistrict284,338372,524497,219601,017663,559
Rautahaṭ [Rautahat]रौतहटDistrict332,526414,005545,132686,722772,098
Rāptī [Rapti]राप्‍तीZone876,7231,046,8421,286,8061,456,2021,554,156
Dāṅ [Dang]दाङDistrict266,393354,413462,380552,583605,796
Pyuṭhān [Pyuthan]प्युठानDistrict157,669175,469212,484228,102236,540
Rolpā [Rolpa]रोल्पाDistrict168,166179,621210,004224,506232,419
Rūkum [Rukum]रूकुमDistrict132,432155,554188,438208,567220,092
Salyān [Salyan]सल्यानDistrict152,063181,785213,500242,444259,309
Sagarmāthā [Sagarmatha]सगरमाथाZone1,352,6741,600,2921,926,1432,054,3262,138,681
Khoṭāṅ [Khotang]खोटाङDistrict212,571215,965231,385206,312190,100
Okhalḍhuṅgā [Okhaldhunga]ओखलढुङ्गाDistrict137,640139,457156,702147,984150,428
Saptarī [Saptari]सप्तरीDistrict379,055465,668570,282639,284679,548
Sirāhā [Siraha]सिराहाDistrict375,358460,746572,399637,328674,923
Solukhumbu [Solukhumbu]सोलुखुम्बुDistrict88,24597,200107,686105,886104,415
Udayapur [Udayapur]उदयपुरDistrict159,805221,256287,689317,532339,267
Setī [Seti]सेतीZone794,9111,014,3491,330,8551,575,0031,715,355
Achām [Achham]अछामDistrict185,212198,188231,285257,477274,505
Bajhāṅ [Bajhang]बझाङDistrict124,010139,092167,026195,159210,122
Bājurā [Bajura]बाजुराDistrict74,64992,010108,781134,912146,338
Ḍoṭī [Doti]डोटीDistrict153,135167,168207,066211,746213,619
Kailālī [Kailali]कैलालीDistrict257,905417,891616,697775,709870,771

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics Nepal (web).