Top Provinces with Highest number of Roads

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

Nepal is a landlocked nation where road transit is the principal mode of transportation for both freight and passengers. The road network in Nepal is divided into two parts: the Strategic Road Network (SRN), which is administered centrally, and the Local Road Network (LRN), which is controlled locally. Nepal has 63,577 roads, totaling 50,943 kilometers in length. According to the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR), there are 4,274 blacktop roads, 13,397 gravel roads, and 45,906 earthen fair-weather and unmetalled roads. Currently, 73 of the 75 district headquarters have road access.

*The ranking is done based on data collected from the Ministry of Finance.

7. Karnali

Karnali
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Karnali Province comprises ten districts. It is located in Nepal's Midwestern region, bordering China to the north, Gandaki Province and Lumbini Province to the east, Lumbini Province and Sudurpaschim Province to the south, and Sudurpaschim Province and India to the west. It is made up of 72 local units and spans an area of 27,984 km2. Surkhet is the province's capital. This province has 3,266 km roads, which include 2,969 km unmetalled roads, 209 km gravel roads, and 89 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 3,266 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 2,969 km
  • Gravelled Road : 209 km
  • Black-topped Road : 89 km

6. Sudurpaschim

Sudurpaschim
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Sudurpaschim Province has nine districts. It is located in Nepal's far western region, bordering Karnali Province and India to the north, Lumbini Province and Karnali Province to the east, India to the south, and India to the west. It is made up of 88 local units and spans an area of 19,539 km2. Dhangadhi is the provincial capital. This province has 5,326 km roads, which include 3,954 km unmetalled roads, 1,158 km gravel roads, and 214 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 5,326 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 3,954 km
  • Gravelled Road : 1,158 km
  • Black-topped Road : 214 km

5. Province 2

Province 2
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Province 2 is divided into eight districts. It is located in Nepal's Eastern Terai region, bordering provinces 1 and 3 to the north, province 1 to the east, India to the south, and province 3 to the west. It has 136 local units and a total area of 9661 km2. Janakpur is the provincial capital. This province has 5,965 km roads, which include 2,733 km unmetalled roads, 2,854 km gravel roads, and 378 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 5, 965 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 2,733 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,854 km
  • Black-topped Road : 378 km

4. Lumbini

Lumbini
Image Source: Nepal Travel Guide

Lumbini province is divided into 12 districts. It is located in Nepal's Midwestern region, bordering Gandaki province and Karnali province to the north, Gandaki province to the east, India to the south, and Karnali province and Sudurpaschim province to the west. It is made up of 109 local units and spans an area of 22,288 km2. Rupandehi is the provincial capital. This province has 9,051 km roads, of which 5,428 km are unmetalled, 2,712 km are gravel, and 911 km are blacktop.

  • Total Road : 9, 051 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 5,428 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,712 km
  • Black-topped Road : 911 km

3. Gandaki

Gandaki
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Gandaki province is divided into 11 districts. It is located in western Nepal, bordered by China to the north, Bagmati Province to the east, Lumbini Province and India to the south, and Bagmati Province to the west. It is made up of 85 local units and encompasses a total area of 21504 km2. Pokhara is the provincial capital of Province 4. This province has 11,494 km roads, which include 9,596 km unmetalled roads, 1,252 km gravel roads, and 646 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 11,494 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 9,596 km
  • Gravelled Road : 1,252 km
  • Black-topped Road : 646 km

2. Province 1

Province 1
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Province 1 is divided into 14 districts. It is located in eastern Nepal, bordering China to the north, India to the east and south, and Provinces 2 and 3 to the west. It is made up of 137 local units and encompasses a total area of 25,905 km2. Biratnagar is the provincial capital. This province has the second most roads, with a total of 12,782 km, comprising 9,492 km unmetalled roads, 2,522 km gravel roads, and 768 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 12,782 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 9,492 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,522 km
  • Black-topped Road : 768 km

1. Bagmati

Bagmati
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Bagmati Province is divided into 13 districts. It is situated in central Nepal, bordering China to the north, Province 1 to the east, Province 2 and India to the south, and Gandaki Province to the west. It is made up of 119 local units and spans an area of 20,300 km2. Hetauda is the provincial capital. This province has the most roads, 15,692 km in total, including 11,734 km unmetalled roads, 2,690 km gravel roads, and 1268 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 15,692 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 11,734 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,690 km
  • Black-topped Road : 1,268 km

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7.

Karnali

6.

Sudurpaschim

5.

Province 2

4.

Lumbini

3.

Gandaki

2.

Province 1

1.

Bagmati

7. Karnali

Karnali
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Karnali Province comprises ten districts. It is located in Nepal's Midwestern region, bordering China to the north, Gandaki Province and Lumbini Province to the east, Lumbini Province and Sudurpaschim Province to the south, and Sudurpaschim Province and India to the west. It is made up of 72 local units and spans an area of 27,984 km2. Surkhet is the province's capital. This province has 3,266 km roads, which include 2,969 km unmetalled roads, 209 km gravel roads, and 89 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 3,266 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 2,969 km
  • Gravelled Road : 209 km
  • Black-topped Road : 89 km

6. Sudurpaschim

Sudurpaschim
Image Source: Bardia Homestay Nepal

Sudurpaschim Province has nine districts. It is located in Nepal's far western region, bordering Karnali Province and India to the north, Lumbini Province and Karnali Province to the east, India to the south, and India to the west. It is made up of 88 local units and spans an area of 19,539 km2. Dhangadhi is the provincial capital. This province has 5,326 km roads, which include 3,954 km unmetalled roads, 1,158 km gravel roads, and 214 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 5,326 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 3,954 km
  • Gravelled Road : 1,158 km
  • Black-topped Road : 214 km

5. Province 2

Province 2
Image Source: OKNepals

Province 2 is divided into eight districts. It is located in Nepal's Eastern Terai region, bordering provinces 1 and 3 to the north, province 1 to the east, India to the south, and province 3 to the west. It has 136 local units and a total area of 9661 km2. Janakpur is the provincial capital. This province has 5,965 km roads, which include 2,733 km unmetalled roads, 2,854 km gravel roads, and 378 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 5, 965 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 2,733 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,854 km
  • Black-topped Road : 378 km

4. Lumbini

Lumbini
Image Source: Nepal Travel Guide

Lumbini province is divided into 12 districts. It is located in Nepal's Midwestern region, bordering Gandaki province and Karnali province to the north, Gandaki province to the east, India to the south, and Karnali province and Sudurpaschim province to the west. It is made up of 109 local units and spans an area of 22,288 km2. Rupandehi is the provincial capital. This province has 9,051 km roads, of which 5,428 km are unmetalled, 2,712 km are gravel, and 911 km are blacktop.

  • Total Road : 9, 051 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 5,428 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,712 km
  • Black-topped Road : 911 km

3. Gandaki

Gandaki
Image Source: Well Nepal Treks

Gandaki province is divided into 11 districts. It is located in western Nepal, bordered by China to the north, Bagmati Province to the east, Lumbini Province and India to the south, and Bagmati Province to the west. It is made up of 85 local units and encompasses a total area of 21504 km2. Pokhara is the provincial capital of Province 4. This province has 11,494 km roads, which include 9,596 km unmetalled roads, 1,252 km gravel roads, and 646 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 11,494 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 9,596 km
  • Gravelled Road : 1,252 km
  • Black-topped Road : 646 km

2. Province 1

Province 1
Image Source: Visa Nepal Tours

Province 1 is divided into 14 districts. It is located in eastern Nepal, bordering China to the north, India to the east and south, and Provinces 2 and 3 to the west. It is made up of 137 local units and encompasses a total area of 25,905 km2. Biratnagar is the provincial capital. This province has the second most roads, with a total of 12,782 km, comprising 9,492 km unmetalled roads, 2,522 km gravel roads, and 768 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 12,782 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 9,492 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,522 km
  • Black-topped Road : 768 km

1. Bagmati

Bagmati
Image Source: Khabarhub

Bagmati Province is divided into 13 districts. It is situated in central Nepal, bordering China to the north, Province 1 to the east, Province 2 and India to the south, and Gandaki Province to the west. It is made up of 119 local units and spans an area of 20,300 km2. Hetauda is the provincial capital. This province has the most roads, 15,692 km in total, including 11,734 km unmetalled roads, 2,690 km gravel roads, and 1268 km blacktop roads.

  • Total Road : 15,692 km
  • Unmetalled Road : 11,734 km
  • Gravelled Road : 2,690 km
  • Black-topped Road : 1,268 km

7.

Karnali

6.

Sudurpaschim

5.

Province 2

4.

Lumbini

3.

Gandaki

2.

Province 1

1.

Bagmati