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General Info

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia, between India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. It is about the size of the state of Arkansas and is home to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 8,850 meters. The southern border of Nepal consists of a strip of level land that is partly forested and cultivated. North of this area is the slope of the main section of the Himalayan range, including Everest and many other peaks higher than 8,000 meters.

Geographical Location and Area:
Latitude: 260 22″ North to 300 27″ North
Longitude: 800 04″ East to 88012″ East
Area: 147181 sq. km
Borders: North-Tibet, Autonomous Region of China; East, West, and South-India
Population (2014 est.): 30,986,975
Capital city: Kathmandu, 1.015 million
Monetary unit: Nepalese rupee
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate: Total 24.067 billion, Per capita $837
Drives on the left
Calling code: +977
Internet TLD: .np .नेपाल
Religion: 81.3% Hinduism, 9% Buddhism, 4.4% Islam, 3% Kirant, 1.4% Christianity, 0.4% Animism, 0.5% Irreligion