Sudurpashchim Province is one of seven provinces established by Nepal’s new constitution, which was ratified on September 20, 2015. It is bounded to the north by China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, to the east by Karnali Province and Lumbini Province, to the west by India’s Kumaon, and to the south by Uttar Pradesh. The province has a total area of 19,539 km2, accounting for 13.22% of the country’s total area. In September 2018, the newly elected Provincial Assembly changed the province’s name from Province No. 7 to Sudurpashchim Province. The province shares borders with Nepal’s former Far-Western Development Region. Dhangadhi, Bhimdutta (Mahendranagar), and Tikapur are the three largest cities in terms of population and economy.