Narayani Zone

former administrative zone of Nepal

Narayani (Nepali: नारायणी अञ्चलaudio speaker iconListen ) was one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, in the central south of the country.[1] It was named after the Narayani River on the western border of the zone.[2]

नारायणी अञ्चल
Coordinates: 27°25′N 85°00′E / 27.417°N 85.000°E / 27.417; 85.000
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Geography change

Narayani river in Chitwan

Narayani occupied parts of the Terai, Inner Terai, and Hill regions of Nepal, but it did not cover any of the Mountain or Himalayan region. Narayani was rich in flora and fauna. Narayani River and Rapti River were the main rivers of Narayani zone. Bisharari and Garuda lakes were some of the few lakes in Narayani.

Narayani was divided into five districts:

District Type Headquarters
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

Economy change

Narayani is the third largest industrial area of the country.

Important cities and towns change

Some important cities and towns are Birganj, Parwanipur, Jitpur, Alau, Hetauda, Bharatpur, Narayanghat, Kalaiya, and Gaur.

Related pages change

References change

  1. About Narayani Zone in website Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. About Narayani Zone Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine