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Nepal is divided into 5 development regions. The regions are divided into zones. The zones are divided into districts. The districts are divided into municipalities and VDC. There are also one metropolitan city and four sub-metropolitan cities.

Nepal's new constitution of 2015 has divided the country into 7 provinces removing previous Zones and Development region system. New system has mostly kept old districts as it was before making very little changes on the boundaries of few districts. But the new system has not been implemented so far.

Regions of Nepal

Nepal is divided into 5 regions.

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Development Regions of Nepal
sr. Development Regions Nepali Name Headquarters Area (km2.) Population (2011)
1 Eastern Development Region पुर्वाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Dhankuta 28,456 5,811,555
2 Central Development Region मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Kathmandu 27,410 9,656,985
3 Western Development Region पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Pokhara 29,398 4,926,765
4 Mid-Western Development Region मध्य पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Birendranagar 42,378 3,546,682
5 Far-Western Development Region सुदुर पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र Dipayal 19,539 2,552,517
Nepal नेपाल Kathmandu 147,181 26,494,504

Zones of Nepal

Regions of Nepal are divided into zones. All 5 regions are divided into 14 zones.

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Districts of Nepal

Zones are divided into districts. There are 75 districts in Nepal.

Cities of Nepal

Each district has one or more municipalities and a village development committee. Municipalities are counted as cities. There is one metropolitan city and four sub-metropolitan cities in Nepal.

Village Development Committee

The Village Development Committee or VDC is the small and local unit of government. There are more than 3000 villages in Nepal.

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