Nepal Facts and History

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National Flag of Nepal

Interesting facts about Nepal

  • Official Name: Sanghiya Loktantrik Ganatantra Nepal (Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal)
  • Form of Government: federal multiparty republic with two legislative houses (National Assembly [59] and House of Representatives [275])1
  • President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Prime Minister: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
  • GDP: 30.64 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Population: 28.61 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Nepali
  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee 
  • Timezone: GMT+5
  • Area: 147,516 km²
  • Dialing Code: +977
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Dundwa Range,Dhaulagiri,Eastern Himalaya,Mansiri Himal
  • Major Rivers: Kali Gandaki River,Koshi River,Arun
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: Nepal is a mountainous landlocked country in southern Asia, in the Himalayas. It is bordered by China (Tibet Autonomous Region (Xizang)), and India by the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim.

Map of Nepal

National Symbols of Nepal

  • National Bird: Himalayan Monal
  • National Anthem: “Sayaun Thunga Phulka”
  • National Animal: Cow
  • National Flower: rhododendron
  • National Poet: Madhav Prasad Ghimire
  • National Game: Volleyball