In the southern part of giant continent Asia there lies rectangular tiny kingdom squeezed between two huge populated countries China on the north and India on the south, is the country called Nepal-the world of its own. The land of contrast is ostensibly the exact way to define the topography of Nepal for you will find maximum world’s topmost highest peaks soaring high up above the clouds striving for God’s a abode. Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Daulagiri, and Annapurna and many more are there to the
mountain-lovers and adventurers. No wonder after viewing the panoramic views of everlasting snow-covered mountain ranges if you find yourself not far below (within a day’s distance) busy taking close-up photos of Royal Bengal Tigress prowling in the dense tropical forest along with one-horn Rhinos, Gharials, Crocodiles, and many endangered vertebrate mammals and reptiles amidst the friendly people of natives that is consist of colorful 36 ethnic groups.
Thus it is not unusual to bask round the snowy peaks in the early morning and take warm shower under tropical sun with distance cover by your own on-foot journey within a day. Also the land is blessed with everlasting peace and tranquility. So for the reason Lord Buddha was born here
Nepal At Glance
Continent : Asia
Official Name : Kingdom of Nepal (Nepal Adhirajya)
Capital : Kathmandu
Location : Situated between India in the south, east and west and Tibetan autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China in the north.
Latitude : 26 22′ 30 27′ North
Longitude : 80 4′ 88 12′ East
Area : 147,181 sq. km.
Length : 885 km. (East to West)
Width : Non-uniform, mean width of 193 km. (North to South)
Political System : Multi-Party Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy.
Population : According to census of 2001
Male : 11563921 49.96 %
Female : 11587502 50.04 %
Total : 23151423 100 %
Population Growth Rate : 2.2 %
Life Expectancy of Birth in 2001: 59.7 years
People : Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 spoken languages.
Religion : Hindu 80.62 % + Buddhists 70.74 % + Islam 4.20 % + Kirat 3.60 % + Christian 0.45 % + Sikha 0.03 % + Jain 0.02 % + Other 0.37 % = Total 100.00 %.
Literacy Rate : Male 65.08 % + Female 42.49 % = Total 52.74 %
National Flower : Rhododendron – Arboreum (Lali Gurans)
National Animal : Cow
National Bird : Imphean Pheasant (Danfe)
Time Zone : 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT
Unit of Currency : Nepalese Rupees
Geography of Nepal
The Kingdom of Nepal covers an area of 147,181 square kilometers, and stretches 145 to 241 kilometers north to south and 850 kilometers west to east. The country is located between India in the south and China in the north. At latitudes 26 and 30 degrees north and longitudes 80 and 88 degree east, Nepal is topographically divided into three regions.
The Himalaya: The Himalayan range makes up the northern border of the country and represents 16% of the total area of Nepal. Peaks like Mt. Everest (8848 m.) Kanchen Junga (8598 m.), and Dhaulagiri (8167 m.) are found here and sparse vegetation is found up to 4,500 m. Some of the Nepal’s most beautiful animal and plant-life are also found here. Although rare, the snow leopard and Danphe bird are much talked-about sights among visitors. The people in this region produce and sell cheese besides working as mountain-guides and porters. Many also trade Tibet and across the boarder to sell their gods.
The Hills: This region covers 65% of the total land area of the country. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is located here., Elevation range from 500 to 3,000 m. above sea level. During summer the temperature reaches an average of 32 degree Celsius. Winter are cold, temperature sometimes reaches minus 1 degree Celsius. Areas in the eastern hills receive more rainfall because of the monsoon clouds, which come from the southeast. The rivers in the west, which do not receive much rainfall, are dependent upon the melted snow that flows down the Himalayas. Wild animals to be found here are the spotted leopard, barking deer, and Himalayan black bear. The hilly region is also popular for different kinds of birds. Over four hundred species of birds are found here.
The Terai: The Terai – Low Land covers 17% of the total land area of Nepal. It provides excellent farming land and the average elevation of flatlands is 100 to 300 m. above sea level. In the sub-tropical forest areas of Terai are found, marshes and wildlife, which include the Royal Bengal tiger, one horned rhino, and the Gharial crocodile etc. About 48% of the country’s population occupies this region. Flat farmlands and the region’s flexible topography have given rise to many industries.
More Information About Nepal
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Nepal’s most iconic symbol is Mount Everest (the world’s highest peak) and other eight of the highest mountains in the world so; Nepal, has been a paradise for adventure trekking seekers and tall mountains attract tens of thousands of tourists. Nepal, is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and we find a number of the most sacred Hindu sites which are attracting to visitors interested in its rich history, tradition and culture. Nepal has been very famous among travelers and visiting from different country of the world where travelers find real mix of culture and adventure.
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