Chitwan Quick Facts
Situated in the southwestern part of Bagmati Pradesh with Bharatpur, Chitwan district is the 4th largest of this country.
The name of the district comes from the Chitwan Valley which is one of Nepal’s Inner Terai valleys. Besides, the meaning of the name Chitwan is “Heart of the Jungle”.
Chitwan is home to many impressive rivers, mystic dense forests, verdant plains with a variety of fauna (e.g., monkeys, wild elephants, tiger, leopard, one-horned rhino and wooden bear) and rare flora.
Along with its special mammals and reptiles, Chitwan National Park also has more than 584 different species of birds (e.g., Ruddy shelduck, Little Cormorant, Snake Bird and Kingfisher).
In 2014, Chitwan district had a population of around 579,984 people in a total area of 2,238.39 square kilometres (864.25 sq mi).