🇳🇵 Bharatpur is a city in southern central Nepal. It is the second largest metropolitan city in Nepal by area, the fourth largest metropolitan city by population, and also the district headquarters of the Chitwan District.
Bharatpur is one of the fastest-growing cities in Nepal. It lies on the western bank of the Narayani River and serves as a commercial centre of the Chitwan district and the central region of Nepal. Most of the shopping area lies in the area of Narayangadh, while government offices, hospitals and colleges are situated in other parts of the city, including Nepal's premier cancer hospital, B.P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital. In 2017, Bharatpur was declared a metropolitan city after Narayani Municipality, Chitrawan Municipality and Kabilas Village were merged into it.
Economy The economy of Bharatpur is traditionally based on agriculture. The city also holds a small-scale processing industry that mostly processes the food surpluses of the Chitwan district. Their products are sold to major cities of Nepal, Kathmandu and Pokhara. The poultry industry is expanding in the municipality, producing a significant amount of poultry products for the country, and is one of the main employment sources in the Chitwan District. Other products from the city include honey, mushrooms, and flowers. A significant part of its economy is derived from education and health services.
Bharatpur has a population of over 280,502 people.