Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal
Mid-Western Development Region (Nepali:मध्य पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र - Madhya Pashchimānchal Bikās Kshetra) is one of Nepal's five development regions. It is in the west-central part of the country with headquarters at Birendranagar, Surkhet.
|Mid-Western Development Region (मध्य पश्चिमाञ्चल - Madhya Paścimāñcala)|
|Zones||Rapti, Karnali, Bheri|
|Area||42,378 km² (16,362 sq mi)|
|Population||3,546,682 (2011) |
|Density||84 /km² (218 /sq mi)|
The Mid-Western Development Region has the Western Development Region to the east, Uttar Pradesh (India) to the south, the Far-Western Development Region to the west and the Tibet Autonomous Region (People's Republic of China) to the north.
It is the largest Development Region of Nepal with an area of 42,378 km2 (16,362 sq mi) but the fourth in population with 3,546,682 people living there; its population density is the lowest of all the regions, with 83.7 persons/km2.
The most important river in the Mid-Western Development Region is the Karnali or Kauriala, known as Ghaghara in India. It is an important left tributary of the Ganges river. With a length, in Nepal, of 507 km (315 mi) is the largest river of the country.
|Bheri||1,701,767||10,545||161.4||5||Banke, Bardiya, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Surkhet|
|Karnali||388,713||21,351||18.2||5||Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Mugu|
|Rapti||1,456,202||10,482||138.9||5||Dang Deokhuri, Pyuthan, Rolpa, Rukum, Salyan|