Subject: Social Studies
A district is a type of administrative division and it is managed by local government. A district consists of various smaller units such as Village Development Committees (VDC) and municipalities. Official documents like citizenship cards and passports are issued by the Chief District Office (CDO). Nepal is divided into 75 districts. Each district acts as an independent administrative unit. The election for the constitution is also constructed according to the population distribution within the district.
The development of our country, Nepal would be more effective and easy if we divide it into several small units. So, for administrative purpose, the country has been divided into 75 districts. The districts are divided into Village Development Committees (VDCs) so that the administrative works can be easily carried out. These 75 districts are put into five development regions, they are listed below:
Nepal is divided into 75 districts and 5 Development Regions for the following purpose:
All the districts have officers who are selected from the central agency to serve the public. The Chief District Officer (CDO) acts as a chief who is responsible for maintaining the rule of law and order in the entire district. S/he is responsible for the Development of the district.
Zones and Districts of Nepal
Nepal is divided into 14 zones and 75 districts, grouped into 5 development regions. Below is the list of 14 zones and related districts with their headquarters.
Dhading District (Dhading Bazaar)
Kathmandu District (Kathmandu)
Kavrepalanchok District (Dhulikhel)
Lalitpur District (Patan)
Nuwakot District (Bidur)
Rasuwa District (Dhunche)
Sindhupalchok District (Chautara)
Banke District (Nepalgunj)
Bardiya District ( Gulariya)
Dailekh District (Dullu)
Jajarkot District (Khalanga)
Surkhet District (Surkhet)
Baglung District (Baglung)
Mustang District (Jomsom)
Myagdi District (Beni)
Parbat District (Kusma)
Kaski District (Pokhara)
Lamjung District (Bensi Sahar)
Manang District (Chame)
Syangja District (Syangja)
Tanahu District (Damauli)
Dhanusa District (Janakpur)
Dholkha District (Charikot)
Mahottari District (Jaleswor)
Ramechhap District (Manthali)
Sarlahi District (Malangwa)
Sindhuli District (Sindhuli Gadhi)
Dolpa District (Dolpa)
Humla District (Simikot)
Jumla District (Jumla Khalanga)
Kalikot District (Kalikot)
Mugu District (Gamgadhi)
Bhojpur District (Bhojpur)
Dhankuta District (Dhankuta)
Sankhuwasabha District (Khandbari)
Sunsari District (Inaruwa)
Terhathum District (Manglung)
Arghakhanchi District (Sandhikharka)
Gulmi District (Tamghas)
Kapilbastu District (Taulihawa)
Nawalparasi District ( Parasi)
Palpa District ( Tansen)
Rupandehi District (Bhairahawa)
Baitadi District (Baitadi)
Dadeldhura District (Dadeldhura)
Darchula District (Darchula)
Kanchanpur District (Mahendranagar)
Ilam District ( Ilam)
Jhapa District (Chandragadhi)
Panchthar District (Phidim)
Taplejung District (Taplejung)
Bara District (Kalaiya)
Chitwan District (Bharatpur)
Makwanpur District (Hetauda)
Parsa District (Birgunj)
Rautahat District ( Gaur)
Dang District (Ghorahi)
Pyuthan District (Pyuthan)
Rolpa District (Liwang)
Rukum District (Musikot)
Salyan District (Salyan Khalanga)
Khotang District (Diktel)
Okhaldhunga District (Okhaldhunga)
Saptari District (Rajbiraj)
Siraha District (Siraha)
Solukhumbu District (Salleri)
Udayapur District (Gaighat)
Achham District (Mangalsen)
Bajhang District (Chainpur)
Bajura District (Martadi)
Doti District (Dipayal)
Kailali District (Dhangadhi)
My District Dhankuta
Dhankuta District lies in Koshi Zone. The district covers an area of 891Km² and has a population (2011) of 163,412. Dhankuta is a hill town and the headquarter of Koshi Zone and a major administrative region is in the Eastern region.
In Dhankuta, the majority of the population are involved in agriculture and cultivating the crops such as maize, rice, and millet. The important cash crops include fruits, cauliflower, cabbage, ginger, and in recent years, tea. A well-preserved forest Rani-Ban (Queen's Forest) spreads along a ridge line on the northwest side of the village, with well-developed mature stands of rhododendron and sal (pine) trees.
Dhankuta District has many schools, colleges, and hotels. It is also known as one of the tourist areas. Different ethnic communities are found in this district. Among them, Rai, Limbu, Yakha, Magar are major ones. Out of the total population of the district, it has an overall literacy rate of 76.3%. The male’s literacy rate is relatively higher than that of female literacy rate. The roads in the district are classified into two categories i.e. urban roads and rural roads. Within the district, landline telephonic system (Marts, PSTN), both GSM and CDMA mobile communication system are available.
What is a district?
A district is a type of administrative division that is managed by the local government. A district consists of various smaller units like village development committees (VDC) and municipalities. Official documents like Citizenship cards and passports are issued by the chief of district office (CDO).
Why is Nepal divided into Seventy-five districts?
Nepal is divided into Seventy-five districts because of the following reasons:
Are districts part of decentralization?
Yes, districts are a part of decentralization because it is the process of redistributing functions, powers and people away from the central location or authority.
Who is CDO?
CDO is the Chief District Officer of the district. Citizenship cards and passports are issued from him.
What are the surrounding districts of dhankuta?
The surrounding districts of dhankuta are Morang, Sunsari, Pachthar, Sankhuwasabha, Illam, Terathum, Bhojpur and Udayapur.
How many districts are there in Lumbini zone? What are they and their headquarters?
There are six districts in Lumbini zone . They are Arghakhanchi District (Sandhikharka), Gulmi District (Tamghas), Kapilbastu District (Taulihawa), Nawalparasi District ( Parasi), Palpa District ( Tansen), Rupandehi District (Bhairahawa).
How many districts are there in Eastern Development Region ?
There are 16 districts in Eastern Development Region.
How many districts are there in Central Development Region ?
There are 19 districts in Central Development Region.
How many districts are there in Western Development Region ?
There are 16 districts in Western Development Region.
How many districts are there in Mid-Western Development Region ?
There are 15 districts in Mid-Western development region.
How many district are there in Far-Western Development region ?
There are 9 districts in Far-Western Development Region.
What is decentralization ?
An act of moving some departments away from the main administrative area or to give more power to local departments is called decentralization.
What is district?
The achieve balance and proportionin the distribution of resources and services in various developmental works prepared and planned by the government the country is divided into several small administrative units called districts.
How many development regions are there in Nepal?
There are five development regions in Nepal.
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