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Provinces of Nepal
 
Provinces Province No. 1 - Province No. 2 - Province No. 3 - Province No. 4 - Province No. 5 - Karnali Pradesh - Province No. 7 -

Note: The provinces were created according to the Constitution of Nepal, adopted on 20 Sep 2015, which provided for the division of the country into seven Provinces. These provinces replaced the previous five Development Regions (vikasa ksetra), 14 administrative zones (anchal), and 75 Districts (jilla). According to Article 295 (2), the provinces shall be named by 2/3 vote of the respective province's legislature. Their first governments were instituted in Jan 2018 and the first chief ministers were elected Feb 2018.
 
Party abbreviations
: CPN-M = Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist Centre (communist, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Communist Party of Nepal [Maoist] 1994-2009, as Unified Communist Party of Nepal [Maoist] 2009-2016, est.1994); CPN-UML = Nepal Kamyunist Parti - Ekikrit Marksvadi ra Leninvadi (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist, communist, est.1991); FSFN = Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, democratic socialist, merger of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Federal Socialist Party Nepal, and Khas Samabeshi Party, est.15 Jun 2015); NCP = Nepalese Congress Party (social-democratic, anti-Rana, est.1950); RPP = Rastriya Prajatantra Party (National Democratic Party, liberal conservative, est.1990)

Province Number 1


Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Govinda Subba
                                          NC

Chief minister

14 Feb 2018 -              Sher Dhan Rai                      (b. 1971)            CPN-UML

Province Number 2


Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha
                                FSFN

Chief minister

15 Feb 2018 -              Mohammad Lalbabu Raut Gaddhi      
(b. 19..)            FSFN


Province Number 3


Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Anuradha Koirala (f)
               (b. 1949)            NC

Chief minister

14 Feb 2018 -              Dormani Poudel                     (b. 1946)            CPN-UML


Province Number 4


Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Baburam Kunwar
                                          NC

Chief minister

14 Feb 2018 -              Prithvi Subba Gurung               (b. 1958)            CPN-UML


Province Number 5


Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Umakanta Jha
                                           RJP

Chief minister

14 Feb 2018 -              Shankar Pokharel                   (b. 1964)            CPN-UML


Karnali Pradesh


24 Feb 2018                Province Number 6 is renamed Karnali Pradesh.

Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Durga Keshar Khanal
                                     NC

Chief minister

14 Feb 2018 -              Mahendra Bahadur Shahi             (b. 1977)            CPN-M


Province Number 7


Chief of Province

19 Jan 2018 -              Mohan Raj Malla
                    (b. 1950?)            NC

Chief minister

14 Feb 2018 -              Trilochan Bhatta                   (b. 1970?)           CPN-M




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