Nepal Info

Nepal info

Continent:                              Asia

 

Capital:                                   Kathmandu

 

Time Zone:                            5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT

 

Location:                               Latitude: 26° 22′ and 30° 27′ North

Longitude: 80° 4′ and 88º 12′ East

 

Size:                                         Total Area: 147,181sq km

Land: 143,181 sq km

Water: 4,000 sq km

Length: 885km (east to west)

Width: 193 km (north to south)

 

Elevation Extremes:         Lowest point: Kanchan Kalan 70 m

                                                   Highest point: Mount Everest 8,848 m

 

Political System:                Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

 

Population:                          25.1 million

 

Population Growth Rate:     2.2 percent

 

People:                                    More than 101 caste/ethnic

 

Language:                                 More than 92 spoken languages

 

Religion:                                Secular state, Buddhist, Hindu,

Islam, Kirat, Christian, Sikh, join, etc.

 

Literacy Rate:                      52.74 percent

 

Weather:                               Four major season namely: (In Kathmandu)

Winter (max 20°, min 2°cels): December-February

Spring (max 30°, min 8°cels): March-May

Summer (max 32°, min 20°cels): Jun-August

Autumn (max 27°, min 4°cels): September-November

 

Main attraction of Nepal

  • Mt Everest 8848m World’s Highest Peak
  • More than 1300 Peaks, 8 of the World’s 14 Highest Peak
  • 39 % of the land covered by forest
  • 23 % is reserved as Protected Areas
  • 848 Species of Birds
  • 319 Species of Orchids
  • 500 Species of Butterflies
  • 103 ethnic groups
  • 92 Spoken Languages and Dialects
  • Over 3,000 temples
  • 1200 Monasteries
  • 4 World Heritage Sites
  • 7 UNESCO Monuments in Kathmandu Valley
  • Kumari Worlds only Living Goddess
  • 60 to 8848m within a short distance of 150 km.
  • Kande Byakur, species of Bird only Found in Nepal.
  • Deepest gorge in the world