Nepal’s population has reached 26,620,809

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal’s population is 26,620,809, according to the preliminary report of the National Population Census 2011 released on Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

The report states that the annual growth of population in Nepal is 1.4 per cent which is a little less than what was found 10 years ago. In 2001, the
population growth was 2.25 per cent.

“Furthermore, the result also revealed that the size of the household in Nepal has decreased from 5.44 in 2001 to 4.7 in 2011,” the report stated.

The result shows that the absentee population increased to 1,917,903, more than double than in 2001.

The preliminary result reveals that the population of male and female in Nepal is 12,927,431 and 13,693,378 respectively.

The Terai belt constitutes highest proportion of the population followed by Hill and Mountain belt. More than half of the total population of the country (50.2 per cent) lives in Terai followed by Hill and Mountain belt that constitutes about 43 percent and 7 percent of the total population respectively, CBS said.

The urban population constitutes about 17 percent of the total population.

The result also reveals that Kathmandu district has the largest population followed by Morang. Manang constitutes the lowest population, according to the report. (list below)

Major Highlights of the Preliminary Results
(As provided by CBS)
Population of Nepal as of census day, June 22, 2011 stands at 26.6 millions. Total addition in the population of Nepal during last 10 years is recorded as 3.45 millions with an annual average growth of 1.40 percent.
Population density of Nepal is estimated 181 per sq.kms. Kathmandu district has the highest density (4408) and Manang (3) has the least.
Kathmandu has recorded the highest decadal population growth (60.93 %) compared to all Nepal (14.99 %) and lowest in Manang (-31.92 %).
Tarai constitutes 50.15 percent of Population while hill constitutes 43.1 percent and mountain 6.75 percent.
Central Development Region records highest population (36.5 %) and Far Western Development Region records the lowest (9.6 %).
Sex ratio is estimated to be 94.41 (male per hundred female) in the current census as compared to 99.80 in the previous census 2001.
National average household size has decreased from 5.44 in 2001 to 4.70 in 2011. The household size is recorded to be highest in Rautahat (6.33) and lowest (3.7 1) in Kathmandu.
Absent population of Nepal is recorded as 1.92 millions against 0.762 million in 2001.
As per the census results, out of total Population, 17 percent (4.5 millions) reside in urban areas.
District-wise population of Nepal
(from largest to smallest)
Kathmandu 1,081,845
Morang 843,220
Rupandehi 708,419
Jhapa 688,109
Dhanusa 671,364
Sarlahi 635,701
Sunsari 625,633
Kailali 616,697
Siraha 572,399
Saptari 570,282
Nawalparasi 562,870
Bara 559,135
Mahottari 553,481
Rautahat 545,132
Parsa 497,219
Kapilbastu 481,976
Chitawan 472,048
Dang 462,380
Makwanpur 392,604
Banke 385,840
Kavrepalanchowk 385,672
Bardiya 382,649
Kaski 380,527
Kanchanpur 377,899
Dhading 338,658
Lalitpur 337,785
Syangja 317,320
Tanahu 315,237
Sindhupalchok 305,857
Gulmi 296,654
Surkhet 288,527
Nuwakot 288,478
Gorkha 288,134
Udayapur 287,689
Ilam 282,806
Sindhuli 279,821
Baglung 268,937
Palpa 268,558
Baitadi 234,418
Khotang 231,385
Achham 231,285
Bhaktapur 225,461
Dailekh 225,201
Salyan 213,500
Pyuthan 212,484
Ramechhap 212,408
Rolpa 210,004
Arghakhanchi 208,391
Doti 207,066
Dolakha 204,229
Bhojpur 203,018
Panchthar 202,056
Rukum 188,438
Lamjung 177,149
Bajhang 167,026
Dhankuta 166,479
Sankhuwasabha 159,203
Parbat 157,826
Okhaldhunga 156,702
Jajarkot 134,868
Taplejung 134,698
Dadeldhura 126,162
Darchaula 121,996
Myagdi 114,447
Terhathum 113,111
Bajura 108,781
Solukhumbu 107,686
Kalikot 105,580
Jumla 89,427
Rasuwa 44,731
Mugu 43,937
Humla 40,595
Dolpa 29,545
Mustang 14,981
Manang 9,587

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