Until the establishment of seven new provinces in 2015, Nepal was divided into 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल; anchal) and 77 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला; jillā). The 14 administrative zones were grouped into five development regions (Nepali: विकास क्षेत्र; vikās kṣetra). Each district is headed by a Chief District Officer (CDO) and is responsible for maintaining law and order and coordinating the work of field agencies of the various government ministries. From east to west:

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  • Until the establishment of seven new provinces in 2015, Nepal was divided into 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल; anchal) and 77 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला; jillā). The 14 administrative zones were grouped into five development regions (Nepali: विकास क्षेत्र; vikās kṣetra). Each district is headed by a Chief District Officer (CDO) and is responsible for maintaining law and order and coordinating the work of field agencies of the various government ministries. From east to west: * Eastern Development Region: * Mechi Zone, named after the Mechi River * Koshi Zone, named after the Kosi River * Sagarmatha Zone, named after Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) * Central Development Region: * Janakpur Zone, named after its capital city * Bagmati Zone, named after the Bagmati River * Narayani Zone, named after the Narayani (lower Gandaki) River * Western Development Region: * Gandaki Zone, named after the Gandaki River * Lumbini Zone, named after Lumbini, a pilgrimage site, birthplace of Gautama Buddha * Dhaulagiri Zone, named after Dhaulagiri mountain * Mid-Western Development Region: * Rapti Zone, named after the West Rapti River * Karnali Zone, named after the Karnali River * Bheri Zone, named after the Bheri River * Far-Western Development Region: * Seti Zone, named after the Seti River * Mahakali Zone, named after the Mahakali River (en)
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  • Until the establishment of seven new provinces in 2015, Nepal was divided into 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल; anchal) and 77 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला; jillā). The 14 administrative zones were grouped into five development regions (Nepali: विकास क्षेत्र; vikās kṣetra). Each district is headed by a Chief District Officer (CDO) and is responsible for maintaining law and order and coordinating the work of field agencies of the various government ministries. From east to west: (en)
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  • List of zones of Nepal (en)
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