1. Size of population
The size of the population of Nepal according to the latest population census 2068 (2011) is 2,64,94,504. Among them, 1,28,49,041 and 1,36,45,463 numbers of people are male and female respectively. The annual population growth rate is 1.35 per annum.
2. Geographical distribution
Geographically, Nepal is divided into Himalayan, Hilly and Terai region. The population census 2011 (2068) has shown the geographical distribution of the population of Nepal as follows.
3. Density of Population
Population density (average number of population per square kilometer) at the national level is 180 compared to 157 in 2001. The highest population density is found in Kathmandu district (4,416 people per square km) and lowest (3 people per square km) in Manang district.
4. Regional distribution
According to the population census 2011 regional distribution of the total population in Nepal is shown by the following table.
|Eastern Development Region||58,11,555||21.9%|
|Central Development Region||9,656,985||36.45%|
|Western Development Region||4,926,765||18.6|
|Mid-Western Development Region||3,546,682||13.4%|
|Far-Western Development Region||2,552,517||9.6%|
Rural-Urban population distribution of Nepal, according to the result of the latest census 2068 (2011) is shown by the following table.