Nepal at a Glance

Nepal at Glance, sharpen your I.Q! Know about the basics of Nepal!

Area of Nepal

Nepal covers an area of 147,181 sq.km around the globe amongst which 143,151 sq.km is land and 4000 sq. km is water.

Capital city

The renowned – Kathmandu city.

Population of Nepal

As per census survey of UN conducted in 2010, the population of Nepal is 27.8 million.

Life Expectancy

68 years for men and 70 years for women

Geographical Location

Nepal is a landlocked country therefore there is no any direct access to Nepal through water route. It lies in between two powerful nations India and China. China lies to north while India lies to east, west and south of Nepal. Nepal shares an open border with India. Nepal’s    geography varies as we move from flat plains in Terai to lush hills to towering mountains in the mountainous region. Amongst ten highest peaks in the world, Nepal owns eight!

Language

Nepal is a multicultural and multilingual nation. However, the national language of the country is Nepal. But as you travel to the different regions of Nepal, you will find variety in language, culture and lifestyle of people.

Climate

The climate of Nepal can be classified into four different types:

  • September – November is considered as autumn season.
  • December – February is considered as winter season.
  • March – May is considered as spring season.
  • June – August is considered as summer season.

People and religion

You will be a wide variation in Nepal when it comes to people and religion. However, people can be distinctly divided into two types Indo – Aryans and Mangoloids (Kirat). Going through the history of Nepal, Nepal was a sole Hindu kingdom in the world before 2007 A.D. However, it was turned to a secular state since then. But the population of Hindu people is exceptionally high than that of other religion. Besides, Hinduism, the influence of Buddhism is also major. Considered as the birthplace of Buddha, the influence of Buddhism is high in the mountainous regions of Nepal. The influence of Christianity and Muslims can also be seen. People of different religion and culture live in harmony.

Currency/ Foreign currency exchange

The currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupees. The Nepali rupee comes in the denominations of NRs.1, NRs. 2, NRs.5, NRs.10, NRs.20, NRs.50, NRs.100, NRs.500 and NRs.1000. For NRs.1 and NRs. 2, coins come in use frequently than notes.

You can exchange your currency in to Nepalese rupees at the counter in airport. You can also exchange it through banks or other authorized foreign exchange counters in Nepal. For the reference of exchange rate, you can visit the website of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal.

Monetary unit

1NRs = 100 paisa

GNI per capita

USD 480 (As per the census survey of 2010 conducted by World Bank)

Main Exports

Nepal exports carpets, clothing garments, leather goods, jute goods and other handmade items.

Internet domain

.np

Telephone/ Postal code

+977

Is Nepal Safe to Travel

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Recommended Medical Kit

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Recommended Flights

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Travel Insurance

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Trip Grade

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How to Book

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Best Trekking Season

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Flight Cancellation

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Equipment Checklist

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Nepal Visa

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