Nepal General Information

 Location

Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

 Area & Population 

147,181 Sq. Kms & Approximately 22 Million

 Latitude & Longitude

26'12' and 30'27' North & 80 degree 4' and 88 degree 12' East

 Capital

Kathmandu

 People

Over 40 Ethnic Groups & 70 Spoken Languages.

 Political - System

Multiparty Democracy With Constitutional Monarchy.

 Topography

From the World's Deepest gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8850m.

 Vegetation 

Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain-forests to Alpine Deserts.

 Climate

Climate ranges from sub-tropical in the low lands to Arctic higher altitudes.

 Seasons

Winter (December - February)
Summer (March - May )
Monsoon (June - August)
Autumn (September - November) 

 National Bird & National Flower

Impean Pheasant (Danfe) & Rhododendron Arboreum (Lali Gurans)

 World Heriatge Sites

Ten of which seven World Heritage Sites are situated within 20 kms. Of radius, in the Kathmandu Valley.

 Flora and Founa

840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential bird, 8% of the world's population of birds.

 Home to Endangered Species Like 

Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned rhino, Snow - Leopard, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Assamese Macaque, Gangetic Dolphin, Wolf, Wild Elephant, Giant Horn - Bill, Swamp Deer, Wild Yak, Tibetan Antelope, Black Buck, Four Horned antelope, Musk Deer, Pigmy Hog, Haspid Hare, Pangolin, Gharial, Indian Bustart, Saras Crane, Impean Pheasant, Python etc. 

 A Living Cultural Heritage 

Nepal's Heritage is alive and dynamic. Shamanism, Pan-animism & Witch-craft are still practiced in remote regions. Temples, shrines, monuments and monasteries are extremely active with devotees burning butter-lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple bells and playing drums. The only country that has living goddess "Kumari.