Nepal at a Glance

Nepal is the beautiful Himalayan country located between China and India in South Asia continent. In the world, Nepal is the 94th largest nation with a total area of 147,181 square kilometers. The length of the country is 885 kilometers east-west and its breadth varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. This nation was founded as an independent sovereign nation in 1768 AD.

Nepal is famous for its exquisite natural beauty, with the iconic Himalayas running across the northern and western part of the country. Eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, reside within this country. Although Nepal is a relatively small country in comparison with its neighbors, it has an astonishingly diverse landscape as well as different unique culture.

Politically Nepal ruled as a kingdom till to the date of 28the May of 2008 but today it is the Federal Democratic Republic. The head of the state is President and the cabinet with the executive power rule the country under the chairmanship of Prime Minister.

Quick Facts of Nepal
Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Total Area: 147,181 sq km (56,827 sq miles)
Lowest point: 59m (above sea level)
Highest point: Mt. Everest -8848m (above sea level)
Neighboring Countries: China (To its North) and India (To its east, west and south)
Capital: Kathmandu
No. of Province: 7
Population: 29,890,686
Density: 208.5 / km2 ( 540.0 / mi2 )
GDP: 19,636,186,469 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita: 657 (2014 data)
Caste/Ethnic Groups: 125 (CBS 2011)
Language: Over 123 ethnic languages. The official language used at government level and administration is Nepali.
Literacy Rate: 65.9%
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: Nepal Standard Time (UTC+05:45)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +977
ISO 3166 code: NP
Internet TLD: .np
National flower: Rhododendron
National bird: Himalayan Monal (Danphe)
National Animal: Cow
Religion: 81.3% Hinduism, 9% Buddhism, 4.4% Islam, 3% Kirant, 1.4% Christianity, 0.4% Animism, 0.5% Irreligion.
Climate: Spring (From March to May), Summer (June to Aug: Monsoon time also), Autumn (Sep to Nov), Winter (Dec to Feb)

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