Where is Nepal?

Located in Southern Asia, Nepal has a 3,159.00 km border with China (1,389 km) and India (1,770 km).Nepal's joint border commission continues to work on contested sections of its boundary with India.

Nepal is an Asian country covering 147,181.00 km2 of which 2.60% is water and 143,351.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 96th largest country in the world and slightly larger than New York state. Its geographic coordinates are 28 00 N, 84 00 E and Kathmandu is the capital city.

The name Nepal comes from the Newar people of the Kathmandu valley.

Its ISO code is NP.

Geography

Nepal has a mean elevation of 2,565 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Kanchan Kalan which is 70m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Mount Everest (highest peak in Asia and highest point on earth above sea level) which is 8,850m above tall.

It has a varied climate with cool summers and cold winters. Its terrain is flat in the south, hilly in the center, and rugged in the north.

Population

Nepal has a population of 29,033,914 making it the 45th largest in the world. The overall population density in the country is quite low.

Nepali is the official language, while Maithali and Bhojpuri are also commonly spoken. The major ethnic groups reported include Chhettri, Brahman-Hill, and Magar. The majority of the country identifies as Hindu.

The dialing code for the country is 977.

Government

Nepal is an independent country. It was unfied in 1768. Its constitution was last ratified in 2015.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Nepal's GDP is $71,520,000,000.00 (USD) with $2,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 97th largest economy and its citizens the 191st richest in the world. The currency of Nepal is the Rupee (NPR).

Its major export partners are India, the United States, and Germany. Its main exports are clothing, pulses, carpets, textiles, and juice. Its major import partners are India and China. Its major imports include petroleum products, machinery and equipment, gold, and electrical goods.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017