In September 2015, Constituent Assembly of Nepal declared country’s new administrative structure. The country is divided into seven federal states (State 1, State 2, State 3, State 4, State 5, State 6, and State 7) administratively. The demarcation of the federal states involves inclusion of selected districts within its boundaries. Though entire districts were selected for inclusion in most cases, two districts, namely, Rukum and Nawalparasi, were split to two separate states.

The following chart highlights the distribution of the districts into the seven federal states by ecological zones and development regions (click district to download the district map)

State 1 Ecological region Eastern Development Region
Mountain TaplejungSankhuwasabha, Solukhumbu
Hill PanchtharDhankuta, Terhathum, Bhojpur, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Udayapur
Terai IlamJhapa, Morang, Sunsari
State 2 Ecological region Eastern Development Region Central Development Region
Terai Saptari, Siraha Dhanusha, MahottariSarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa
State 3 Ecological region Central Development Region
Mountain DolakhaSindhupalchowk, Rasuwa
Hill DhadingMakwanpur, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kavrepalanchowk, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur,
Kathmandu, Nuwakot
Terai Chitwan
State 4 Ecological region Western Development Region
Mountain ManangMustang
Hill GorkhaLamjung, Tanahu, Syangja, Kaski, Myagdi, Parbat, Baglung
Terai Nawalparasi (east)
State 5 Ecological region Western Development Region Mid-western Development Region
Hill Gulmi, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Pyuthan, Rolpa, Rukum (east)
Terai Nawalparasi (west), Rupandehi, Kapilvastu Dang, Banke, Bardiya
State 6 Ecological region Mid-western Development Region
Mountain Jumla, Dolpa, Kalikot, Mugu, Humla
Hill Rukum (west), Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh, Jajarkot
State 7 Ecological region Far-western Development Region
Mountain BajuraDarchula, Bajhang
Hill DotiAchham, Baitadi, Dadeldhura
Terai KailaliKanchanpur



Province Map of Nepal (state map of Nepal