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    Welcome to Nepal

    NEPAL is a small and beautiful country which lies between two big countries i.e.  China and India. There are about 300 Million people living in Nepal. Nepal is very rich in Culture, World Heritage, Mountains, and Natural beauties. Nepal is the country of world's highest mountain Mount Everest and birth place of Lord Buddha. 

    Location: Southern Asia, between China and India
    Geographic coordinates: 28 00 N, 84 00 E 
    Map referencesAsia
    CapitalKathmandu
    Area: Total: 147,181 Sq. Km
    Land142,981 Sq. Km 
    Water4,200 Sq Km 
    Land boundariesTotal: 2,926 km 
    Border countriesChina 1,236 km, India 1,690 km
    Population23,151,423
    Coastline0 km (landlocked) 
    Maritime claimsNone (landlocked)
    Per Capital IncomeUS$ 269
    Inflation4.4%
    Gross Domestic Product: 3.6%
    People40 Ethnic Groups and 70 Spoken Languages
    ReligionHindu
    Topography: From the world's Deepest Gorge, "Kali Gandaki" to the world's highest point on the earth " Mount EVEREST" (8,848 M)Hilly and mountainous 77% and Terai lowlands 23%.
    TerrainTerai or flat river in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north.
    Elevation extremesLowest point: Kanchan Kalan 70 m, highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m (1999 est.)
    Natural resourcesQuartz, water, timber, hydro-power, scenic, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore etc.
    Land use: arable land: 17%, permanent crops: 0%, permanent pastures: 15%,forests and woodland: 42%, other: 26% (1993 est.)
    Irrigated land8,500 Sq. Km (1993 est.)
    Weather: Climate ranges from Tropical in the low lands to Arctic in higher altitudes.
    Seasons:
    Winter ( December to February )
    Summer (March to May)
    Monsoon (June to August)
    Autumn (September to November)
    Time5 Hours 45 Minutes ahead of GMT
    Visa: Available at Nepalese Embassies and Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

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