Nepal at Glance

Total Area of Nepal

Total: 147,181 sq. km

Land: 143, 151 sq. km

Water: 4,000 sq. km

Population 
26.8 million (UN, 2010)

Capital
Kathmandu

Location &Geographical 
Nepal is a land-locked country bordering with the two largest countries in the world Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the north and surrounded by India in the east, south, and west.  Nepal is a roof over the world. Eight of world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest which is world highest mountain.

Language
Nepali is a national language of Nepal and we have more than 122 different kinds of languages with different ethnic groups. Educated people understand and speak English as well.

Climate
Nepal has four major seasons, namely, Winter: December-February,   Spring: March-May, Summer: June-August and Autumn: September-November. Nepal can be visited all the year round.

Currency and Foreign exchange.

Any Foreign currencies you can be exchanged only through the banks or money exchangers. The receipts of such transaction are to be obtained and retained. The visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport or upon arrival. But Indian passport has to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel, trekking agencies or travel agencies and for air tickets.

Life expectancy
64ears (men), 68 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit
1 Nepalese rupee = 100 paisa

Main exports

Pashmina, carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute goods, grain

Internet domain
.np

International dialing code
+977

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