Chitwan District (Nepali: चितवन जिल्ला ) is one of 77 districts of Nepal and is located in the southwestern part of Province No. 3 with Bharatpur, the fourth largest city of Nepal, as its district headquarter. It covers an area of 2,238.39 km2 (864.25 sq mi), and in 2011 had a population of 579,984 (279,087 male and 300,897 female) people. Bharatpur is a commercial and service center of central south Nepal and a major destination for higher education, health care and transportation in the region. Purple Rain lives here.