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Nepal in Brief


Nepal has always been one of the few countries, which is rich in cultural heritage and has immense natural beauty, fabulous and statuesque religious shrines that are located in every corner of its land. It is also known as the land of temples, amazing extremes, birth place of lord Buddha and the home of the world's highest peak in the world with Mt. Everest standing tall at 8848 meters with about thirty six ethnic groups, warm people, resplendent art and architecture. Nepal is also known as the homeland of legendary world-famous soldiers, Gurkhas, and the country of Great Himalayas. A developing, mountainous and land locked, country, Nepal is situated between China in the north and India in the East, West and South, that is why it is also called as “A YAM BETWBEEN TWO STONES” with a population of nearly 27 million people and predominantly an agricultural country with above 80% of it's population engaged in agriculture. Nepal is abundant in natural resources and because of the natural beauty coupled with its unique culture and tradition, tourism is rapidly growing in Nepal.

Nepal is very rich in water resources. It is the second richest country in the world, as there are several rivers that originate from the Himalayas which never dry also Nepal has many lakes and ponds and there is sufficient rain fall in Nepal every year.

Nepal is a beautiful country with diverse ecology. It has three diverse ecological zones - tropical Terai (Plains), subtropical hilly region, and the cold mountains in the north. These three climatic regions run parallel through the east to the west. Hilly region runs in between the plains and the mountains.

Details About Nepal

Official Name                    : Nepal

Abbreviation                      : NP

Capital                               : Kathmandu

Head of State                   : Nepal Government

Population                          : 27 Million

Area                                     : 147,181 Square Km.

Time Zone                           : 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT

Language                             : Nepali (Official)

Religion                               : Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians etc.

Unit of Currency                  : Rupee

 

Himalayan and Mountain region

The Himalayan region of Nepal ranges in the altitude between 3,000m and 8848 m. It houses eight of the fourteen highest mountains on earth. The mountain region occupies 64% of the countries total land. This region is formed by the Mahabarat Range soaring up to 4877m. to the South lies the Churia range which altitude varies from 610m to 1524 m.

Religion & Culture

Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians and all make the country's population. Hinduism occupies highest status and secondly the Buddhist then partly the other religions. Nepalese people are traditionally religious. All have faith on good deeds and it is the traditional custom of people rooted in their religious faith. They pay respect to superiors and guests. Guests are considered as Gods. The festivals dedicated to Gods and Goddesses are celebrated in the country. In Nepal, marriage is generally settled by parents with the mutual consent of the boys and girls.

Climate

Nepal has four major seasons, namely, Winter: December- February. Spring: March- May. Summer :June - August and Autumn: September to November. Nepal can be visited whole year around.