About Nepal


About Nepal

Nepal is a federal democratic republican country lying in southern slope of Himalayas, bordered by China in the north and India in the east, west, and south. Though it is a small area, it is full of natural diversity regarding vegetation, climate and landscapes. Nepal has been made famous for its tourism for trekking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, wild life, peaks, jungle safaris, river rafting, sport fishing; Kathmandu is the capital and largest city. The other main cities include Pokhara, Siddhartha
(Bhairahawa), Patan Bhaktapur, Biratnagar.

Nepal has population of 24.5 million, 44 percent of whom are under the age of 15, and it is growing at a rate of 2.4 percent per year. About one half of the population reside in the Tarai (plains) bordering on India, with the remainder living in scattered settlements in the hills and mountains. With gross national product of $ 220 per capita and 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, Nepal is classified as one of the world's least developed and poorest countries.

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