Population of Cities in Nepal (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
37
10,000 to 100,000
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Patan
  • Biratnagar
  • Birganj
  • Dharan
  • Bharatpur
  • Janakpur
  • Dhangarhi
  • Butwal
  • Mahendranagar
  • Hetauda
  • Madhyapur Thimi
  • Triyuga
  • Inaruwa
  • Nepalgunj
  • Siddharthanagar
  • Gulariya
  • Titahari
  • Panauti
  • Tikapur
  • Kirtipur
  • Tulsipur
  • Rajbiraj
  • Lahan
  • Birendranagar
  • Panauti
  • Gaur
  • Siraha
  • Tansen
  • Jaleshwar
  • Dipayal
  • Baglung
  • Khandbari
  • Dhankuta
  • Walin
  • Dailekh
  • Malangawa
  • Bhadrapur
  • Dadeldhura
  • Darchula
  • Ilam
  • Banepa
  • Dhulikhel
  • kankrabari Dovan
  • Hari Bdr Tamang House
  • Jumla
  • Lobujya
  • Bhattarai Danda
  • Besisahar

Nepal is the world's 94th largest country by area, and it is one of the top 50 most populous countries. Nepal has many major cities that contribute to its total population of over 31 million inhabitants. Kathmandu is by far the country's largest city. Not only is it the biggest with a population of 1.4 million, but it is also the only city in Nepal that has a population that has surpassed the 1,000,000 milestone. The next largest city, Pokhara, has just 200,000 -- a far cry from the numbers recorded in Nepal. There are five other cities that have populations that have surpassed 100,000. There are also some smaller cities that still have big populations -- numbers that exceed 10,000 per city. There are a total of 32 of these cities, and of course, there are additional smaller cities and towns with populations that are less than 10,000.

Nepal has a large rural population, with 2015 data showing that 81% of residents live in rural areas. While this is still quite a large amount, this is a pretty big decrease from the year 1960, when records show that 97% of the population lived in rural areas. This shows just how much Nepal has grown over the past few decades, and many of its major cities continue to see rapid growth. It will be interesting to see whether this pattern of growth continues for the country, and how much it will affect the overall population of the country, as well as the populations of its major cities.

Nepal has 1 cities with more than a million people, 6 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 37 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nepal is Kathmandu, with a population of 1,442,271 people.

Kathmandu

Nepal's capital city is the economic center and the hub of tourism.

1,442,271

Pokhara

This city's mountainous location makes it a popular destination for mountain trekkers.

200,000

Patan

This city has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its arts and crafts.

183,310

Biratnagar

This city is located in one of Nepal's most ethnically diverse regions.

182,324

Birganj

11th Rana Prime Minister Bir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana founded this city in 1897.

133,238

Dharan

Ths melting pot city has a variety of cultural events held year-round.

108,600

Bharatpur

This country's poultry industry is thought to account for 60% of the country's total poultry demands.

107,157

Janakpur

The Hindu religion has led this city to become a top tourism spot in Nepal.

93,767

Dhangarhi

This city's is the first sub-metropolitan city in the Far-West after it was named as such in 2015.

92,294

Butwal

This city, twice voted Best City in Nepal, is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the country.

91,733

Name 2018 Population Location
Kathmandu1,442,271Map
Pokhara200,000Map
Patan183,310Map
Biratnagar182,324Map
Birganj133,238Map
Dharan108,600Map
Bharatpur107,157Map
Janakpur93,767Map
Dhangarhi92,294Map
Butwal91,733Map
Mahendranagar88,381Map
Hetauda84,775Map
Madhyapur Thimi83,036Map
Triyuga71,405Map
Inaruwa70,093Map
Nepalgunj64,400Map
Siddharthanagar63,367Map
Gulariya53,107Map
Titahari47,984Map
Panauti46,595Map
Tikapur44,758Map
Kirtipur44,632Map
Tulsipur39,058Map
Rajbiraj33,061Map
Lahan31,495Map
Birendranagar31,381Map
Panauti27,602Map
Gaur27,325Map
Siraha24,657Map
Tansen23,693Map
Jaleshwar23,573Map
Dipayal23,416Map
Baglung23,296Map
Khandbari22,903Map
Dhankuta22,084Map
Walin21,867Map
Dailekh20,908Map
Malangawa20,284Map
Bhadrapur19,523Map
Dadeldhura19,014Map
Darchula18,317Map
Ilam17,491Map
Banepa17,153Map
Dhulikhel16,263Map
kankrabari Dovan10,000Map
Hari Bdr Tamang House10,000Map
Jumla9,073Map
Lobujya8,767Map
Bhattarai Danda5,510Map
Besisahar5,427Map