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About Nepal

 Facts in General 

  • India's southern, eastern, and western borders.Image result for nepal
  • Tibet Autonomous Region, China's northern border
  • 1,47,516 square kilometers (56,956.246 square miles)
  • Trapezoidal in shape (roughly 200km width and 800km length)
  • Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal (largest city also)
  • Federal Democratic Republic is the country's political system.
  • Nepali is the official language of Nepal.
  • Lopophorous is the national bird of the United States (Danfe)
  • Cow is the national animal of the United States.
  • Between China and India, in South Asia, is the Indian Subcontinent.
  • 29 million people (approximately) 
  •  GMT + 05:45
  • Nepali Rupees are the national currency of Nepal.
     

 Diverse Geography of Nepal 

    Historic Decision : Nepal To Publish New Political Map That ...

  • There are 3808 glaciers and 1466 glacial lakes (identified), with 21 potentially dangerous lakes.
  • At the summit of Everest, the height ranges from 59 meters to 8848 meters.
  • In a distance of 150 kilometers, weather and climate variability ranges from southern hot temperate to north arctic cold.
  • In terms of climate change vulnerability, it is ranked fourth.
     

 Assorted Bio-Diversity of Nepal 

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  • Conservation Areas, National Parks, and Wildlife Reserves cover more than 19% of Nepal's total land area.
  • Nepal is ranked tenth in Asia for flowering plant diversity.
  • There are 1,120 non-flowering plant species and 5,160 flowering plant species.
  • There are 11 bioclimatic zones, 9 terrestrial eco-regions, and 36 different types of vegetation.
  • There are 844 bird species in the world, accounting for 8% of the total.
  • There are 181 mammal species, 100 reptile species, 43 amphibian species, 185 freshwater fish species, and 635 butterfly species.
  • Orchids are found in over 494 species, accounting for 2% of the world's total.
  • There are around 700 different therapeutic plant species.
  • 6 percent of the world's rhododendron species
  • Out of the entire number of flowering plants, more than 250 are endemic. 5980 One of the Largest Settlements.
  • One of the Largest Royal Bengal Tiger Shelters
  • Skhula Phanta Wildlife Reserve has the largest herd of Swamp Deer in the world 
  • accounting for 36% of the world's Meconopsis species "Poppy.
     

 Local People and Culture 

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  • .There are 125 castes/ethnic groups that speak 123 different languages.
  • Virginity or Living Goddess "Kumari" from the Newar Community.
  • 80% are Hindus, 12% are Buddhists, and the rest are others.
  • "Namaste" or "Namaskar" is a greeting and meeting phrase.
     

Proud of Nepal and Nepalese

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  • NO INDEPENDENCE DAY (never colonized by any other Nation)
  • Gurkhas' Legecy - the World's Bravest People
  • Lord Buddha's birthplace - Asia's Light
  • Religious concord between various religious communities is important.
  • 4 Sites designated as UNESCO World Heritage

 

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

 

Himalayas of Nepal                            Image result for himalayas of nepal

  • "Himalaya" means "abode of snow" in Sanskrit.
  • More than 1310 summits rise above 6000m and 7000m, accounting for 8 of the world's 14 8000m peaks.
    • Mount Everest (8848m) — The highest point on the planet
    • Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) 
    • Mount Lhotse (Third) (8516m) 
    • Mount Makalu (8463m) 
    • Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) 
    • Mount Dhaulagiri (Sixth) (8167m) 
    • Mount Manaslu (seventh) (8163m)
    • Mount Annapurna I (8091m) —The eighth highest peak in the world (Tenth in Nepal)
       

 Only to be found in Nepal 

  • Trafina Nepalisinera – Mushroom
  • Spiny Bablar – Bird                      Image result for picture of spinny babler
  • Only Nonrectangular Flag in the World
  • Highest Settlements and Villages
  • Dal Bhat Power  24 hours  (Dal Bhat is a daily staple of Nepalese people that consists of rice, lentil soup, curry/vegetables, and pickles)

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