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The Provinces of Nepal (Nepali: नेपालका प्रदेशहरू Nepalka Pradeshaharu) were formed on 20 September 2015. They were formed according to Schedule 4 of the Constitution of Nepal. The seven provinces were formed by making the group of districts. The current system of seven provinces replaced an earlier system. In the earlier system, Nepal was divided into 14 Administrative Zones and the zones were grouped into five Development Regions.

List of Provinces

Province Capital Governor Chief Minister Districts Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)
Density
(people/km²)
Map
Province No. 1 Biratnagar Somnath Adhikari Sher Dhan Rai 14 25,905 km² 4,534,943 175 Nepal Province 1.svg
Province No. 2 Janakpur Tilak Pariyar Mohammad Lalbabu Raut 8 9,661 km² 5,404,145 559 Nepal Province 2.svg
Bagmati Pradesh Hetauda Bishnu Prasad Prasain Dormani Poudel 13 20,300 km² 5,529,452 272 Nepal Province 3.svg
Gandaki Pradesh Pokhara Amik Sherchan Prithvi Subba Gurung 11 21,504 km² 2,403,757 112 Nepal Province 4.svg
Province No. 5 Butwal Dharmanath Yadav Shankar Pokharel 12 22,288 km² 4,499,272 219 Nepal Province 5.svg
Karnali Pradesh Birendranagar Govinda Prasad Kalauni Mahendra Bahadur Shahi 10 27,984 km² 1,570,418 41 Nepal Karnali.svg
Sudurpashchim Pradesh Godawari Sharmila Kumari Panta Trilochan Bhatta 9 19,539 km² 2,552,517 130 Nepal Sudurpashchim Pradesh.svg
Nepal Kathmandu President
Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime Minister
Khadga Prasad Oli
77 147,181 km² 26,494,504 180 Nepal grey.svg
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