Current Situation of Population in Nepal

1.     Size of population
The size of population of Nepal according to the latest population census 2068(2011) is 2,36,93,378. Among them 1,29,27,431 and 1,36,93,378 numbers of people are male and female respectively. The annual population growth rate is 1.46%.

2.     Geographical distribution

Geographically, Nepal is divided into Himalayan, Hilly and Terai region. The population census 2011 (2068) has shown the geographical distribution of population of Nepal as follows.

Region

Population

Percentage

Himalayan

17,95,354

6.7%

Hilly

1,14,75,001

43.1%

Terai

1,33,50,450

50.2%

Total

2,66,20,809

100%

3.     Density of Population

The population census 2011, the average density of population of Nepal is 181 person per km2 Kathmandu district has highest density i.e. 4408 person per km20 and Manang has the lowest i.e. 3 person per km2.

4.     Regional distribution

According to population census 2011 regional distribution of total population in Nepal is shown by following table.

Development Region

Population

Percentage

Eastern Development Region

96,13,702

21.9

Central Development Region

96,13,702

36.5

Western Development Region

49,45,119

18.6

Mid-Western Development Region

35,84,386

13.5

Far-Western Development Region

25,43,349

9.6

5.     Rural-Urban

Rural-Urban population distribution of Nepal, according to the result of latest census 2038(2011) is shown by the following table.

Area

Population

Percentage

Rural

22,50,95,022

83.0

Urban

45,25,787

17.0

Total

2,66,20,809

100

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