Narayani (Nepali: नारायणी अञ्चलListen (help·info)) was one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, in the central south of the country. It was named after the Narayani River on the western border of the zone.
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)|
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:
|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.