Nepal

Facts & Figures

Location: Between India & The Tibetan Autonomous Region Of The People's Republic Of China.

Area:147,181 Sq. Kms.

Population: Approximately 24 Million.

Latitude: 26° 12' And 30° 27' North.

Longitude: 80° 4' And 88° 12' East.

Capital: Kathmandu

GMT Time: + 05:45

National Flower: Rhododendron Arboretum (Lali Gurans)

National Bird: Impend Pheasant (Danfe).

Seasons

Winter (December-February),
Summer (March-May),
Monsoon (June-Aug),
Autumn (Sept-Nov)

People

Over 40 Ethnic Groups & 70 Spoken Languages.

Political-System

Multiparty Democracy With Constitutional Monarchy.

Topography

From The World's Deepest Gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' To The Highest Point On Earth, Mt. Everest At 8848m

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 In Higher Altitudes.

World Heritage Sites

Ten (Of Which Seven World Heritage Sites Are Situated Within 20 Kms. Of Radius, In The Kathmandu Valley).

Flora And Fauna

840 Different Species Of Wet-Land, Migratory And Residential Birds. 8% Of The World's Population Of Birds.
11 Of The 15 Butterfly Families In The World.
2% Of The Flowering Plants.
4% Of Mammals On Earth.

Home To Endangered Species Like

Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhino, Snow - Leopard, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Assamese Macaque, Genetic Dolphin, Wolf, Wild Elephant , Giant Horn-Bill, Swamp Deer, Wild Yak, Tibetan Antelope, Black Buck, Four Horned Antelope, Musk Deer, Pigmy Hog, Hasped Hare, Pangolin, Gharial, Indian Bustard, Saras Crane, Impend Pheasant, Python, Etc

A Living Cultural Heritage

Nepal's Heritage Is Alive And Dynamic. Shamanism, Pan-Animism & Witch-Craft Are Still Practised 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".

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