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Top 5 Districts with the Highest and Lowest Population in Nepal: 2078 Census

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Top 5 Districts with the Highest and Lowest Population in Nepal: Results of the 2078 Census

The public National Census 2078 (2021) has revealed that Kathmandu is the most populous district in Nepal, with a population of 20,41,587, accounting for 7 percent of the total population of the country. The census results were released on 24th March 2023.

Top Five Districts with High Population:

  1. Kathmandu: With a population growth rate of 1.51 percent, Kathmandu emerged as the most populous district in Nepal, accounting for 7 percent of the total population.
  2. Morang: Morang district is the second most populous district with a population of 11,48,156, accounting for 3.94 percent of the total population. Its population growth rate is 1.66 percent.
  3. Rupandehi: The third most populous district in Nepal is Rupandehi, with a population of 11,21,957, accounting for 3.85 percent of the total population. The district's population growth rate is 2.33 percent.
  4. Jhapa: Jhapa district is the fourth most populous district in Nepal, with a population of 9,98,054, and a population growth rate of 1.97 percent.
  5. Sunsari: Sunsari district emerged as the fifth most populous district in Nepal, with a population of 9,26,962, and a population growth rate of 1.86 percent.

Rank

District

Population

Population Growth Rate

Percentage of Total Population

1

Kathmandu

20,41,587

1.51%

7%

2

Morang

11,48,156

1.66%

3.94%

3

Rupandehi

11,21,957

2.33%

3.85%

4

Jhapa

9,98,054

1.97%

N/A

5

Sunsari

9,26,962

1.86%

N/A

Lowest Populated Districts:

  1. Manang: According to the 2078 census, Manang is the least populated district in Nepal, with a population of 5,658, accounting for 0.02 percent of the total population. Its population growth rate is -1.39 percent.
  2. Mustang: Mustang district is the second least populated district in Nepal, with a population of 14,452, accounting for 1.47 percent of the total population. Its population growth rate is 0.69 percent.
  3. Dolpa: The population of Dolpa district is 42,774, accounting for 0.15 percent of the total population. Its population growth rate is 1.47 percent.
  4. Rasuwa: Rasuwa district has a population of 46,689, accounting for 0.16 percent of the total population. Its population growth rate is 0.72 percent.
  5. Humla: With a population of 55,394, Humla district is the fifth least populated district in Nepal, accounting for 0.19 percent of the total population. Its population growth rate is 0.82 percent.

Rank

District

Population

Population Growth Rate

Percentage of Total Population

1

Manang

5,658

-1.39%

0.02%

2

Mustang

14,452

0.69%

1.47%

3

Dolpa

42,774

1.47%

0.15%

4

Rasuwa

46,689

0.72%

0.16%

5

Humla

55,394

0.82%

0.19%

Note: The growth rate for Manang was negative in the given information, while the growth rates for Mustang, Dolpa, Rasuwa, and Humla were provided.

Overall, the 2078 census results reveal that Kathmandu is the most populous district in Nepal, while Manang is the least populous. The census provides valuable insights into the population trends in different districts of the country and can help policymakers in making informed decisions to improve the living standards of people in the region.

Published on 25th March 2023

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