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Know The Basics  

  • icon AREA

    Nepal measures about 200km (125 miles) from north to south and approximately 800km (500 miles) across.

    What we lack in area we make up for in height, with 8 of the 14 eight-thousanders on Earth.

    For a small country, Nepal has tremendous geographic diversity: tropical jungles in the south, world’s highest peaks in the north.

  • icon GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

    Nepal is a landlocked country sandwiched between India and China.

  • icon CAPITAL CITY

    The world renowned – Kathmandu (it was a city before it became a clothing label).

  • icon TIME ZONE

    GMT +05:45 Kathmandu

  • icon COUNTRY CODE

    +977

  • icon NATIONAL FLAG, ANIMAL, FLOWER

    National flag: Nepal’s flag is the world’s only non-quadrilateral national flag. It’s red for the colour of the rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower.
    National animal: Our beloved cows 🙂 . And the Himalayan pheasant.
    National flower: The beautiful Rhododendron. Although we are also the home of another famous plant the infamous Mary Jane.

  • icon CURRENCY

    Nepali Rupees (NPR)

  • icon TOTAL POPULATION

    29 millions. It was 19 millions in 1990.

  • icon LIFE EXPECTANCY

    70 years (2015). It was 35 years in 1960.

  • icon GDP

    The GDP per capita is $2,690 (International Monetary Fund 2017). It ranks 157th out of 187 countries, so yes, Nepal is a developing country.

  • icon LANGUAGE

    The national language is Nepali. Although about 100 different languages are spoken as a first language by different groups.

  • icon RELIGION

    Hinduism (80%) and Tibetan Buddhism are the main religions.

  • icon PEOPLE

    There are more than 20 different ethnic groups living harmoniously in Nepal, which is what makes it such a culturally rich and diverse country.
    It is the people that make this country so special. Get to know them!

  • icon MAIN EXPORTS

    Carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute and hemp goods, and other handmade items.

  • icon FOOD

    As they say in Nepal, “Dal Bhat Power 24 hour” 🙂 . Dal Bhat is rice and lentils with vegetables or meat.
    And the delicious Nepalese dumplings called Momos, of course! Because once you’ve had one you’ll want Mo and Mo 🙂 .

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