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Nepal Facts

Location South Asia, Land locked between India and China
Total Area 1,47,181 square kilometers
Climate varies from cool summers and severe winters in North to subtropical summers and mild winters in South
Population 28,287,147
Sex Ratio 995 Female per 1000 Males
Population Growth 2.18%
Nationality Noun: - Nepalese
Adjective: - Nepalese
Ethnic groups Chhettri 15.5%, Brahman-Hill 12.5%, Magar 7%, Tharu 6.6%, Tamang 5.5%, Newar 5.4%, Muslim 4.2%, Kami 3.9%, Yadav 3.9%, other 32.7%, unspecified 2.8% according to 2001 census
Religions Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% according to the 2001 census
Languages Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% but English is the lingua franka of elite.
Literacy Total population: 48.6%, Male: 62.7% Female: 34.9%
Government Volatile, currently Democracy under Monarchy
Country name The Royal Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal or Nepaul
Government type Democracy under Monarchy
Capital Kathmandu also called Katmandu, 27 43 N Longitude and 85 19 E Latitude, Nepal Standard Time is GMT +5hours 45minutes
Administrative divisions 14 zones (anchal, singular and plural); Bagmati, Bheri, Dhawalagiri, Gandaki, Janakpur, Karnali, Kosi, Lumbini, Mahakali, Mechi, Narayani, Rapti, Sagarmatha and Seti
Independence Not Applicable
National holiday Birthday of King Gyanendra, 7 July
Constitution 9 November 1990
Legal System Based on Hindu legal concepts and English common law. It is yet to accept compulsory ICJ jurisdictions
Economy PPP is 39 Billion $ with adjusted growth rate of 2.4%. Can be counted among the poorest of states in the world
Internet country code .np
Airports Total 48 but only 1 International
Railways Just 60 kilometers
Roadways 15,905 kilometers
Waterways Non-existent
Tourist Destinations Kathmandu, Pokhra and Lumbini among others
ISD Code +977
Local Timings Nepal Standard Time is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT

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