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Nepal Information


Nepal Information

Location:
Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

Area & Population:
147,181 Sq. Kms & Approximately 32 Million people.

Latitude & Longitude:
26'12' and 30'27' North & 80 degree 4' and 88 degree 12' East

Capital:
Kathmandu

People:
Over 40 Ethnic Groups & 70 Spoken Languages.

Political - System:
fedaral democretic republic of nepal

Topography:
From the World's Deepest gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest(sagarmatha/chomologma) at 8850m.

Vegetation:
Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain-forests to Alpine Deserts.

Climate:
Climate ranges from sub-tropical in the low lands to Arctic higher altitudes.

Seasons:
Winter (December To February)
Summer (March To May )
Monsoon (June To August)
Autumn (September To November) 

National Bird & National Flower:
 Pheasant (Danfe) & Rhododendron Arboreum (Lali Gurans), we have more than 32 types of rhododendron.

World Heriatge Sites:
Ten of which seven World Heritage Sites are situated within 20 kms. Of radius, in the Kathmandu Valley.

Flora and Founa
840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential bird, 8% of the world's population of birds.

Home to Endangered Species Like :
Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned rhino, Snow - Leopard, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Assamese Macaque, Gangetic Dolphin, Wolf, Wild Elephant, Giant Horn - Bill, Swamp Deer, Wild Yak, Tibetan Antelope, Black Buck, Four Horned antelope, Musk Deer, Pigmy Hog, Haspid Hare, Pangolin, Gharial, Indian Bustart, Saras Crane, Impean Pheasant, Python etc. 

A Living Cultural Heritage:
Nepal's Heritage is alive and dynamic. Shamanism, Pan-animism & Witch-craft are still practiced in remote regions. Temples, shrines, monuments and monasteries are extremely active with devotees burning butter-lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple bells and playing drums. The only country that has living goddess "Kumari.