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Where is Nepal?

map showing the location of Nepal

Located in the continent of Asia, Nepal covers 143,351 square kilometers of land and 3,830 square kilometers of water, making it the 94th largest nation in the world with a total area of 147,181 square kilometers.

Nepal was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1768. The population of Nepal is 29,890,686 (2012) and the nation has a density of 209 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). As well, the people of Nepal are refered to as Nepalese.

The dialing code for the country is 977 and the top level internet domain for Nepalese sites is .np.

Nepal shares land borders with 2 countries: India, China.

To learn more, visit our detailed Nepal section.

Quick facts

Population 29,890,686
Density 208.5 / km2 ( 540.0 / mi2 )
Language Nepali (macrolanguage)
Independence Year 1768
Capital Kathmandu (Central Region)
Currency Nepalese Rupee
GDP 19,636,186,469 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 657 (2014 data)
Land Area 143,351 km2 (55,348 mi2)
Water Area 3,830 km2 (1,479 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries India, China
Minimum Longitude 80.060
Maximum Longitude 88.200
Mininum Latitude 26.360
Maximum Latitude 30.430

What is the capital of Nepal?

map showing the location of Nepal
Location of Kathmandu on a map.

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It has a population of 1,442,271, and is located on a latitue of 27.7 and longitude of 85.32.

Kathmandu is also the political center of Nepal, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Kathmandu, the Capital Of Nepal

City Kathmandu
Country Nepal
Population 1,442,271
Longitude 85.32060000
Latitude 27.70169000
Elevation 1296 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Nepal

Rank City Population
#1Kathmandu1,442,271
#2Pokhara200,000
#3Patan183,310
#4Biratnagar182,324
#5Birganj133,238
#6Dharan Bazar108,600
#7Bharatpur107,157
#8Janakpur93,767
#9Dhangarhi92,294
#10Butwal91,733
#11Mahendranagar88,381
#12Hetauda84,775
#13Nepalgunj64,400
#14Bhairahawa63,367
#15Gulariya53,107

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.