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Facts about Nepal

  • Nationality: Nepalese
  • Population: ~ 28.6 million people
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Language: Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5%
  • Geography: Landlocked Nepal is located in Southern Asia between India and China, and is approximately the size of Arkansas. The mountainous country is home to Mount Everest.
  • Terrain: Tarai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north.
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee
  • Climate: Varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south.
  • Did you know? Nepal claims eight of world's 10 highest peaks.