Where is Nepal?

Where is Nepal? Nepal is a South Asian country lynched between China and India. It is located in Asia. Its total area is 147,181 square kilometers.

Nepal is the land of the Himalayas and a landlocked nation. It was founded in 1768 and has never been colonized by any other imperialist nation i.e. The British Empire. The population of Nepal stands around 30 million and is estimated to grow steadily over the years.

The currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupee which is pegged with Indian Rupee. The people of Nepal are known as Nepalis, Nepalese and Gurkhas. The dialing code is +977 and internet domain for Nepali sites is .np. It is the 93rd largest country in the world.

Nepal is one of the few countries in Asia that acknowledges LGBT citizens and provides them necessary rights. The nation, however, lags behind empowering women.

FACTS

 Where is Nepal?

  • Nepal is a  federal secular parliamentary republic country in South Asia and has seven federal provinces.
  • Nepal’s flag is rectangular and the only unique flag in the world. The flag can be created following a mathematical equation.
  • Nepal is a developing country.
  • Nepal borders with China, India, Sikkim, and Darjeeling.
  • Major religion: Hinduism, Buddhism
  • Minor religion: Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, and others.
  • Prime Minister – Sher Bahadur Deuba
  • President – Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Nepal is rich in natural resources especially mountains and rivers. The country has suffered distinct vicissitudes in its 249 years as a sovereign nation. The major events in its history are the 2015 earthquake, Royal Massacre, civil war, Panchayat system, Rana rule and the unification of Nepal by the Shah dynasty. However, Nepal’s history dates back to the Neolithic age and it’s amazing to know how this small nation has survived so far despite all the hurdles.

Nepal is a major contributor to United Nations peace keeping missions. The soldiers of Nepal are famously known as Gorkhas or Gurkhas worldwide.