Nepal at Glance

ABOUT NEPAL

Nepal is situated at the foothills of Himalayas, where the great Mountains like Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world lies. Our neighboring counties are China, India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. Nepal is the land of the lord Buddha, where peace and tranquility is as natural as the ice in the Himalayas. The Nepalese people are well known for their bravery, loyalty, peace keeping and well disciplined etiquette and nature. Nepal is also rich in lush green vegetation, thick rain forest and its wonderful art land- space. The overwhelming beautiful scenery has attracted flocks of tourist from all over the world. So, never ever miss an opportunity as the Switzerland of Asia.

SIZE

885-km (553 mile) long, 145-241 km (91-151) wide, 147181 sq. km in area.

POSITION

26-300 north latitude, 80-880 east longitude; on the India subcontinent bounded on the north by Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, & on the west, south and east by the Republic of India.

TERRAIN

Hilly and mountains, 77%, Terai lowlands, 23%, more than 25% above from 300m.

LATITUDE RANGE

From 70m above sea level (230ft) in the terai, to 8848m (29028ft) at Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), Kathmandu Valley; 853m (2798).

CLIMATE

Kathmandu – summer 15-30 degree centigrade, winter 0-16 degree centigrade; Terai – summer 21-39 degree centigrade; winter 9-30 degree centigrade. Rain fall (Kathmandu) –Oct-May 300mm June- Sept. 1100mm.

TIME

15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time, 5 hour 45 minutes ahead of GMT

POPULATION

27500000 Approx.

LANGUAGE

Nepali is the national language, Devanagari the script. Altogether more than 26 languages are spoken.

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