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Country name conventional long and short form: Nepal
local long and short form: Nepal
Gevernment typeparliamentary democracy
Capital name: Kathmandu
geographic coordinates: 27 43 N, 85 19 E
time difference: UTC+5.75 (10.75 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionred with a blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles; the smaller, upper triangle bears a white stylized moon and the larger, lower triangle bears a white 12-pointed sun
CurrencyNepalese rupee (NPR)
Internet country code.np
Ports and terminalsKheyrabad, Shir Khan
Agriculture productsrice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, root crops; milk, water buffalo meat
Industriestourism, carpet, textile; small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick production
Geography
LocationSouthern Asia, between China and India
Coordinates28 00 N, 84 00 E
ContinentAsia
Area total: 147,181 sq km
land: 143,181 sq km
water: 4,000 sq km
Boundaries total: 2,926 km
border countries: China 1,236 km, India 1,690 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Climatevaries from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south
TerrainTarai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north
Natural resourcesquartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore
Natural hazardssevere thunderstorms, flooding, landslides, drought, and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons
People
Population28,287,147 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsChhettri 15.5%, Brahman-Hill 12.5%, Magar 7%, Tharu 6.6%, Tamang 5.5%, Newar 5.4%, Muslim 4.2%, Kami 3.9%, Yadav 3.9%, other 32.7%, unspecified 2.8% (2001 census)
ReligionsHindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census)
note: only official Hindu state in the world
LanguagesNepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% (2001 census)
note: many in government and business also speak English

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