Nepal Country Information

About Nepal

 

Nepal has a population of around 31 million and has the world’s largest population of Hindu’s. Kathmandu is the capital, where nearly half of the whole entire population of Nepal live. Nepal is regarded to have the largest concentration of world heritage, as there are 4 UNESCO world heritage sites.

 

Geography

Nepal is a landlocked country being bordered by India in the East, South and West, with the North bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. Nepal’s Geography is exceedingly varied, as the Himalayas is located in the north of Nepal, mountains and hills take up around 75% of Nepal’s 147,181 sq. kilometre area. The Himalayas have 8 of the world’s highest mountains, including the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Whilst the south is Nepal’s lowland region encompassed with extended valleys. The longest river in Nepal is the Karnali River.

 

Politics

Nepal has a communist government and their prime minister they elected in is Khadga Prasad Oli.

 

Economy

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world; they rely on tourism for a lot of their income, with Mount Everest being a major contribution to their revenues due to climbers.  The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese rupee.

 

Language

Nepali is the national and official language of Nepal, with different dialects being used throughout the country. Many people that are educated are able to speak English.

 

Weather

Nepal can get cold amid their winter running from December till March. Yet, in the summer it is hot and humid. Nepal has a monsoon season from July till November, bringing daily rainfall and commonly causing landslides throughout the country, particularly in the higher areas.

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