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.
Nepal is a landlocked country sandwiched between India and China.
The world renowned – Kathmandu (it was a city before it became a clothing label).
GMT +05:45 Kathmandu
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.
Nepali Rupees (NPR)
29 millions. It was 19 millions in 1990.
70 years (2015). It was 35 years in 1960.
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.
The national language is Nepali. Although about 100 different languages are spoken as a first language by different groups.
Hinduism (80%) and Tibetan Buddhism are the main religions.
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!
Carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute and hemp goods, and other handmade items.
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 🙂 .