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Nepal Travel Guide

Kathmandu, city of Patan
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Quick Facts
Capital Kathmandu
Government Republic. Monarchy was dissolved by Constituent Assembly on 28 May 2008.
Currency Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Area total: 147,181 km2
water: 3,830 km2
land: 143,351 km2
Population 27,676,547 (July 2006 est.)
Language Nepali (official; spoken by 90% of the population), about a dozen other languages and about 30 major dialects; note - many in government and business also speak English (1995)
Religion Hinduism 76.3%, Buddhism 18.1%, Islam 3.6%, other 2.1%
Calling Code +977
Internet TLD .np
Time Zone UTC+5:45

Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains eight of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Nepal recently was declared a republic and has abolished the monarchy.


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