Narayani (Nepali: नारायणी अञ्चलListen (help·info)) is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, in the central south of the country. It is named after the Narayani River on the western border of the zone.
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)|
Narayani occupies parts of the Terai, Inner Terai, and Hill regions of Nepal, but it doesn't cover any of the Mountain or Himalayan region. Narayani is rich in flora and fauna. Narayani River and Rapti River are the main rivers of Narayani zone. Bisharari and Garuda laked are some of the few lakes in Narayani.
Narayani is divided into five districts:
|Bara District||Outer Terai||Kalaiya|
|Chitwan District||Inner Terai||Bharatpur|
|Makwanpur District||Inner Terai||Hetauda|
|Parsa District||Outer Terai||Birganj|
|Rautahat District||Outer Terai||Gaur|
Narayani is the third largest industrial area of the country.