Nepal is located in South Asia between India and China, the two most populous states on earth. The country is brick shaped, bounded by the Himalayas in the North and flat plains in the south. The country is diversely colorful in terms of language, culture, religion, ethnicity and geography.
The total population is approximately 26 million. There are around 102 castes/ethnic groups in Nepal who speak over 100 different languages. Each of these ethnic groups have their own religion, culture, lifestyle and tradition.
Nepal is the country of the Himalayas. In fact the 8 out of 10 highest mountains including Mt. Everest is in Nepal. There are over 1300 mountains above 6,000 m, most of which have been opened for trekking and climbing. These mountains feed thousands of rivers in Nepal. Some of the best rivers for white water rafting are in Nepal including Bhote Koshi, Kali Gandaki, Tamur, Trisuli to name a few.
Nepal is popular for trekking and mountaineering than any other sports. Thousands of tourists come very year to trek and climbing mountains in Nepal.
The southern plains with tropical forest presents an idea habitat for thousands of wild beasts such as Royal Bengal Tigers, Elephants, Crocodiles, Dolphins, One horned rhinos and many others. The Chitwan National Park is world famous for jungle safari.
Altogether UNESCO has recognized four sites as World Heritage Sites in Nepal. They are Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park and Everest National Park.
Below find some facts about Nepal.
Location: Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Area: 1 47,181 Sq. Kms.
Latitude: 26° 12' and 30° 27' North.
Longitude: 80° 4' and 88° 12' East.
Population: 26 million
Topography: From the worlds deepest gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848m.
Political system: multi party democracy, Federal Republic democratic country
People: More than 100 ethnic groups and 92 spoken languages.
Religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Kiratis, Christian and Islam.
Currency: Nepali Rupee (approximately US$ 1 equals Rs. 100 though it fluctuates every day)
Climate: Temperate, sub-tropical to Alpine.
World Heritage Sites: Four (Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Everest National Park)
Flora and Fauna: 840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential birds. 8% of the world's population of birds.
- 11 of the 15 butterfly families in the world.
- 2% of the flowering plants.
- 4% of mammals on earth.
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