Gandaki Province

province of Nepal
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Gandaki Province (Nepali: गण्डकी प्रदेश [ɡʌɳɖʌki]), is one of the seven federal provinces of Nepal. It was established by the current constitution of Nepal.

Gandaki Province
गण्डकी प्रदेश
Gandaki Province
Location of Gandaki Province
Location of Gandaki Province Map
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Map of Gandaki Province, Nepal
Coordinates: 28°12′34″N 83°59′29″E / 28.20944°N 83.99139°E / 28.20944; 83.99139
Country   Nepal
Formation20 September 2015
Capital cityPokhara
Largest cityPokhara
Districts11
Government
 • TypeSelf governing province
 • BodyGovernment of Gandaki Province
 • GovernorPrithvi Man Singh Gurung
 • Chief MinisterKrishna Chandra Nepali (NC)
 • High CourtPokhara High Court
 • Provincial AssemblyUnicameral (60 seats)
 • Parliamentary constituencies18
Area
 • Total21,504 km2 (8,303 sq mi)
 • Rank4th
Population
 (2021)
 • Total2,479,745
 • Rank6th
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
  • Rank6th
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)
GeocodeNP-FO
Official languageNepali/Khas kura
Other Official language(s)1.Gurung
2.Magar
HDIIncrease 0.567 (medium)
HDI rank2nd
Literacy74.81%
Sex ratio83.84 /100 (2011)
GDP3.12 billion USD
GDP rank5th
Websitegandaki.gov.np

Geography change

Pokhara is the province's capital city. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north, Bagmati Province to the east, Karnali Province to the west, and Lumbini Province and Bihar of India to the south. The total area of the province is 21,504 km2 - about 14.57% of the country's total area.

Population change

According to the 2011 census, the population of the province was 2,403,757.

Politics change

The newly elected Provincial Assembly adopted Gandaki Province as the permanent name by replacing its initial name Province no. 4 in July 2018. Krishna Chandra Nepali is the present chief minister of Gandaki Province.