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Nepal's population reaches 29.1 million

2022 Jan 26, 13:07,
crowd of people in Indrachowk, Basantapur. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

According to the preliminary results of the National Census-2078, the population of the country has reached 291,92,480. As per the details released by the Central Statistics Department under the National Planning Commission today, the projected number has come down to less than 30 million. The final results state that the details may be manipulated. Twenty In the census of 2068 BS, the population was 26.494 million.

Compared to the previous census, Bhaktapur has the highest population growth rate and Ramechhap has the lowest population growth rate. The on-site work of the census was conducted in the first phase from 30 September 2078 to 18 September and in the second phase from 25 October 2078 to 9 November 2078. State-wise, Madhes has the highest population while Karnali has the lowest.

Dr. Bishwanath Poudel, Vice-Chairman of the Commission, thanked all those involved in the census as it was evident from the census that Nepal is the beloved heart of 29.1 million Nepalis.

Director General of the Department, Nevin Lal Shrestha, said that they have included Lipulek, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura in the new map of Nepal and details are yet to come. In response to a question from a journalist, Director General Shrestha said that the population may not have increased as expected as the discrimination between sons and daughters is decreasing and the trend of raising children to have a son is coming to an end. Preliminary results of the first census conducted in the country after the Constitution of Nepal, 2072 BS have been made public.


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