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About Nepal

 General Facts                                     

  • Border to South, East and West: India
  • Border to North: Tibet Autonomous Region, China  Image result for nepal
  • Total Area: 1,47,516 sq.km (56,956.246 sq. miles)
  • Shape: Trapezoidal (roughly 200km width and 800km length)
  • Capital: Kathmandu (largest city also)
  • Political System: Federal Democratic Republic
  • Official Language: Nepali
  • National Bird: Lopophorous (Danfe)
  • National Animal: Cow
  • Location: South Asia Indian Subcontinent between China and India
  • Approx Population: 29 million
  • Time Zone: GMT + 05:45
  • Currency : Nepali Rupees

 

Diverse Geography of Nepal

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  • 3808 Glaciers and 1466 Glacial Lakes (Identified) including 21 potential risky lakes
  • Variation of elevation from lowest 59m to highest 8848m at Everest Summit
  • Weather and climate diversity from southern hot temperate to north arctic cold in span of 150 km distance
  • Ranked 4th in Vulnerable Country in terms of Climate Change

Assorted Bio-Diversity of Nepal 

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  • More than 19% of total area of Nepal is protected under Conservation Areas, National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
  • Nepal ranks 10th in terms of richest flowering plant diversity in Asia
  • 1,120 species of non-flowering plants and 5,160 species of flowering plants
  • 11 bio-climatic zones, 9 terrestrial eco-regions with 36 vegetation types
  • 844 species of bird (8 percent of world’s total)
  • 181 species of mammal, 100 species of reptile, 43 species of amphibian, 185 species of freshwater fish and 635 species of butterfly
  • More than 494 species of Orchid (2 percent of world’s total)
  • More than 700 species of medicinal plants
  • 6 percent of rhododendron species of the world
  • More than 250 species of Endemic Flowering Plants out of total 5980
  • Second Largest Settlement of One Horned Rhinoceros
  • Some of the Largest Honey Bee Settlement
  • One of the Largest Shelter for Royal Bengal Tiger
  • 36 percent of world’s Meconopsis species “Poppy”
  • Largest Herd of Swamp Deer at Skhula Phanta Wildlife Reserve

 

Local People and Culture

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Proud of Nepal and Nepalese

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  1. Kathmandu Valley (7 monuments 20km radius i.e. Pashupatinath Temple, Changunaryan Temple Boudhanath Stupa, Swayanbunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square)  Boudhanath Stupa | Nepal Attractions - Lonely Planet
  2. Chitwan National Park
  3. Sagarmatha National Park
  4. Lumbini

 

 

 

Himalayas of Nepal                            Image result for himalayas of nepal

  • In Sanskrit, word “Himalaya” means “abode of snow”
  • More than 1310 peaks exceeding 6000m and 7000m
  • 8 out of 14 Eight Thousand Meter Mountains of the World 
    • Mount Everest (8848m) — Worlds' Highest  
    • Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) — (Third)
    • Mount Lhotse (8516m) — (Fourth)
    • Mount Makalu (8463m) — (Fifth)
    • Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) — (Sixth)
    • Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) — (Seventh)
    • Mount Manaslu (8163m) — (Eighth)
    • Mount Annapurna I (8091m) — (Tenth)

Only to be found in Nepal

  • Mushroom – Trafina Nepalisinera
  • Bird – Spiny Bablar                        Image result for picture of spinny babler
  • World’s Only Nonrectangular Flag
  • Highest Settlements and Villages
  • Dal Bhat Power 24 Hours (Dal Bhat is daily staple of Nepalese People consist of Rice, Lentil Soup, Curry/Vegetables an