Top Provinces with Highest number of Christian Residents

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top Provinces with Highest number of Christian Residents

Nepal's ethnic groups and caste are a result of the country's colonial and state-building periods. In Nepal, the groups are divided by language, ethnicity, or caste system. The diverse heritage of Nepal has evolved from generation to generation with a huge diversity in caste. In this article, we have listed the top provinces with the highest number of Christian residents.

*The ranking is done based on data collected from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

7. Province 2

Province 2
Image Source: Rising Nepal Daily

Province No. 2 (proposed names: Madhes or Mithila) is a province in Nepal's southeastern area that was established following the approval of the country's constitution. Janakpurdham, the capital city and a sub-metropolitan city of Janakpur, is a religious and cultural tourism hub. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 4,580,116, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 162,750 and the total number of Christians is 7,358.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 7,358
  • Total Population : 5,404,145

6. Karnali

Karnali
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Province 6, commonly known as Karnali Province, is Nepal's largest province, covering 27,984 square kilometers and accounting for 18.97 percent of the country's total land area. The historical river 'Karnali' inspired the province's name. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 1,497,277, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 48,551 and the total number of Christians is 20,390.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 20,390
  • Total Population : 1,570,418

5. Sudurpaschim

Sudurpaschim
Image Source: Aarthik News

Province 7, also known as Sudurpaschim province, is the westernmost of the seven provinces, with 19,515.52 square kilometers, or 13.22% of the country's total land area. Godawari has been designated as the province's capital by the legislature. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 2,481,805, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 27,303 and the total number of Christians is 27,806.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 27,806
  • Total Population : 2,552,517

4. Gandaki

Gandaki
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

The current constitution of Nepal, which was promulgated on September 20, 2015, establishes Gandaki Province as one of seven federal provinces. Pokhara is the capital of the province. The province's overall size is 21,504 km2 or 14.57 percent of the country's total area. According to the most recent census, the province's population was 2,403,757 people. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 2,007,826, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 313,460 and the total number of Christians is 40,964.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 40,964
  • Total Population : 2,403,757

3. Lumbini

Lumbini
Image Source: Ministry of Health and Population

Province 5, popularly known as Lumbini Province, is named after the sacred pilgrimage spot where Gautam Buddha was born. The province covers a total size of 22,288 square kilometers, accounting for around 15.1 percent of the country's total area. Deukhuri was chosen as the province's capital after a unanimous vote. The province has a considerable ethnic diversity, with ethnic groupings such as Tharu, Magar, and Newar, among others. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 4,499,272, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 139,224 and the total number of Christians is 42,306.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 42,306
  • Total Population : 4,499,272

2. Province 1

Province 1
Image Source: Radio Kantipur

Province 1 is the country's easternmost province, covering 25,905 square kilometers, or roughly 17.5 percent of the country's total area, making it the country's third-largest province. Since then, the province has prospered thanks to the industrial metropolis of Biratnagar as its capital. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 3,021,679, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 417,379 and the total number of Christians is 78,011.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 78,011
  • Total Population : 4,534,943

1. Bagmati

Bagmati
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Bagmati, the third-largest province in Nepal, covers a total of 20,300 square kilometers, or around 13.79 percent of the country's total land area, making it the country's fifth-largest province. Province 3 is also the most populous of the seven provinces, with Hetauda serving as the provincial capital. Because of the large population, there is a wide range of cultures and languages. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 3,969,04, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 1,287,432 and the total number of Christians is 158,864.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 158,864
  • Total Population : 5,529,452

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7.

Province 2

6.

Karnali

5.

Sudurpaschim

4.

Gandaki

3.

Lumbini

2.

Province 1

1.

Bagmati

7. Province 2

Province 2
Image Source: Rising Nepal Daily

Province No. 2 (proposed names: Madhes or Mithila) is a province in Nepal's southeastern area that was established following the approval of the country's constitution. Janakpurdham, the capital city and a sub-metropolitan city of Janakpur, is a religious and cultural tourism hub. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 4,580,116, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 162,750 and the total number of Christians is 7,358.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 7,358
  • Total Population : 5,404,145

6. Karnali

Karnali
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Province 6, commonly known as Karnali Province, is Nepal's largest province, covering 27,984 square kilometers and accounting for 18.97 percent of the country's total land area. The historical river 'Karnali' inspired the province's name. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 1,497,277, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 48,551 and the total number of Christians is 20,390.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 20,390
  • Total Population : 1,570,418

5. Sudurpaschim

Sudurpaschim
Image Source: Aarthik News

Province 7, also known as Sudurpaschim province, is the westernmost of the seven provinces, with 19,515.52 square kilometers, or 13.22% of the country's total land area. Godawari has been designated as the province's capital by the legislature. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 2,481,805, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 27,303 and the total number of Christians is 27,806.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 27,806
  • Total Population : 2,552,517

4. Gandaki

Gandaki
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

The current constitution of Nepal, which was promulgated on September 20, 2015, establishes Gandaki Province as one of seven federal provinces. Pokhara is the capital of the province. The province's overall size is 21,504 km2 or 14.57 percent of the country's total area. According to the most recent census, the province's population was 2,403,757 people. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 2,007,826, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 313,460 and the total number of Christians is 40,964.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 40,964
  • Total Population : 2,403,757

3. Lumbini

Lumbini
Image Source: Ministry of Health and Population

Province 5, popularly known as Lumbini Province, is named after the sacred pilgrimage spot where Gautam Buddha was born. The province covers a total size of 22,288 square kilometers, accounting for around 15.1 percent of the country's total area. Deukhuri was chosen as the province's capital after a unanimous vote. The province has a considerable ethnic diversity, with ethnic groupings such as Tharu, Magar, and Newar, among others. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 4,499,272, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 139,224 and the total number of Christians is 42,306.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 42,306
  • Total Population : 4,499,272

2. Province 1

Province 1
Image Source: Radio Kantipur

Province 1 is the country's easternmost province, covering 25,905 square kilometers, or roughly 17.5 percent of the country's total area, making it the country's third-largest province. Since then, the province has prospered thanks to the industrial metropolis of Biratnagar as its capital. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 3,021,679, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 417,379 and the total number of Christians is 78,011.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 78,011
  • Total Population : 4,534,943

1. Bagmati

Bagmati
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Bagmati, the third-largest province in Nepal, covers a total of 20,300 square kilometers, or around 13.79 percent of the country's total land area, making it the country's fifth-largest province. Province 3 is also the most populous of the seven provinces, with Hetauda serving as the provincial capital. Because of the large population, there is a wide range of cultures and languages. The total number of Hindu populations in the province is 3,969,04, whereas the total number of Buddhists is 1,287,432 and the total number of Christians is 158,864.

  • Population following Christian Religion : 158,864
  • Total Population : 5,529,452

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Province 2

6.

Karnali

5.

Sudurpaschim

4.

Gandaki

3.

Lumbini

2.

Province 1

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Bagmati