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Nepal in Brief

Nepal in Brief

Country Name: Nepal
Capital: Kathmandu
Area: 147,181 sq km (56,827 sq miles)
Location: Nepal borders on the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the north and India in the east, south and west.
Major language: Nepali
Major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism
Population: 29.6 million (with 1.09% growth rate)
Language: Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Educated people understand and speak English as well (there are 63 tribal languages).
Fiscal year: The Nepalese budgetary year starts in mid-June.
Time: Nepal standard time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time.

Nepal in Fewer Words:
Isolated and forbidden by itself until 1950, the Himalayan country Nepal is becoming more popular as one of the unique natural, cultural and adventurous destinations in the world. The home of Mt. Everest, Buddha and Sherpas – Nepal is a place of eternal attraction with magical culture and people, ancient history, superb scenery and some of the best hikes on earth. Nepal offers an incredible diversity of sightseeing attractions and mountaineering opportunities found nowhere else on earth. The sights and sounds of Nepal are full of energy and life and rich with genuine excitement. Hundreds of thousands of tourists return to Nepal every year because of its beauty, simplicity and hospitality!