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Where is Nepal?

  • 25-Jan-2019
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Squeezed between the two giants-China and India- of the world, Nepal stands at the highest elevation in the world in South Asia. With an area of 1,47,181, it extends 800 km along its Himalayan axis and 150 to 250 kms across. Nepal’s map looks roughly like a twisted rectangle tilted at about 15-degree angle.

Key details about Nepal

Capital City Kathmandu
Area 1,47,181
Average length 885 kilometers
Average width 193 kilometers
Largest Cities Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lalitpur, Bharatpur, Birgunj, Biratnagar
Districts 77 districts
Provinces 7 Provinces
Local-levels 753
Metropolitan cities 6
National Language Nepali
Religious State Secular (Majority follow Hinduism)
Government Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Population 26,494,504 (2011 census)
Latitude 26.22' to 30.27' north
Longitude 80.4' to 88.12' east
Time zone UTC+05:45 (Nepal Standard Time)
World Heritage Sites 10 (8 cultural and 2 natural)
Currency Nepalese Rupee
  Country code +977


UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal

Chitwan National Park

Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Changunarayan Temple

Bouddhanath Stupa

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Swayambhunath Stupa

Pashupatinath Temple



Facts about Nepal

  1. There are 125 ethnic groups with their distinct language and culture in Nepal. This means that after every 6.4 km travel along east-west direction, you will hear new language and can enjoy in new culture.
  2. Highest mountain of the world (Mt Everest) lies in Nepal.
  3. Nepal’s flag is non-quadrilateral in shape. With its blue stripes and crimson red background, Nepal’s flag stands unique to others’.
  4. Slaughtering of cows is illegal in Nepal. Most of the population worship cow as the incarnation of god.
  5. Bengal Tiger, Red Panda and Snow Leopard are the endangered species that can be seen in protected areas of Nepal.
  6. Tilicho lake (4919 m) is the lake situated at the highest elevation in the world. It has become an eye for trekkers from all around the globe.
  7. Chandra Bahadur Dangi (54.6 cm), the shortest person in the world, is from Nepal.
  8. Momo (like a dumpling) is a special type of food enjoyed by majority of Nepalese.
  9. Yeti, abominable snowmen, is said to wander in the Himalayas. But, yet, nobody has found one.
  10. Nepal is the only country, where people still have faith in living goddess (so called ‘Kumari’).
  11. The light of Asia, Gautam Buddha, embarked his journey of peace from this remarkable holy land.

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