Here are the things that you need to know about the beautiful country Nepal!
Area of Nepal
The country covers an area of 1,47,181 sq. km amongst which 143,151 sq. km. is land and 4000 sq. km is water.
The capital city of Nepal is Kathmandu which is a valley
Population of Nepal
The population is dynamic which keeps on changing. However, as per a census survey of UN conducted in 2010, the population of Nepal is 27.8 million
For men, life expectancy is about 68 years while for women it is 70 years
There is no direct access to Nepal through the water route as it is a landlocked country. The country lies in between two powerful nations, India and China. China lies to the north and India to the east, west, and south of Nepal. The country shares an open border with India. The geography of the country varies from flat plains in Terai to lush hills and towering mountains in the Himalayan region. Nepal owns the eight highest peaks in Nepal amongst ten.
Nepal is a country of multiple cultures and languages. The national language is Nepali. The different regions of Nepal will provide you knowledge regarding the language, culture, and lifestyle of people.
There are 4 different types of climate in Nepal. They are:
• September- November: These seasons are considered autumn
• December-February: These seasons are considered winter
• March-May: These seasons are considered spring
• June-August: These seasons are considered summer
People and religion
There is wide variation in Nepal when it comes to people and religion. People here can be distinctly divided into two types: Indo-Aryans and Mangoloids (Kirat). Nepal was a sole Hindu Kingdom before 2007 A.D. if we talk about its history. After that, the country was turned into a secular state. Still, Hinduism is the major religion of the country. Besides, the influence of Buddhism mainly Tibetan Buddhism is high in the mountainous region of Nepal. Nepal is considered the birthplace of the light of Asia (Gautam Buddha). People of other religions such as Muslim and Christianity also live in harmony.
Currency/Foreign Currency Exchange
The currency of Nepal is commonly known as Nepali Rupees. It comes in the denomination of NRS. 1, Nrs.2, Nrs. 5, Nrs. 10, Nrs.50, Nrs. 100, Nrs. 500 and Nrs.1000. Rs. 1 and 2 are frequently used in the form of coins.
You can exchange your money for Nepalese rupees at the counter of airport. Similarly, banks and other authorized foreign exchange counters also exchange foreign currencies. You can visit the website of Nepal Rastra Bank, for the reference of the exchange rate.
1 NRs= 100 paisa
GNI per capita
USD 480 (As per the census survey of 2010 conducted by World Bank)
Carpets, Clothing garments, leather goods, jute goods, and other handmade items are exported by Nepal