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Nepal Facts

Nepal's Information

Flag of Nepal
Land Area 143,351 km2
Water Area 3,830 km2
Total Area 147,181km2 (#93)
Population 29,033,914 (#45)
Population Density 202.54/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $71.52 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,500
Currency Rupee (NPR)
Largest Cities

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  • Name: Nepal
    (long form) Kingdom of Nepal
  • Capital City: Kathmandu (1,006,656 pop.)
  • Nepal Population: 30,430,267 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
    (conversion rates)

    Nepalese Rupee
    500 rupees
  • Ethnicity: Chhettri 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%
  • GDP total: $40.49 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Nepali (official) 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%

    note: many government officials and businesses also speak English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kathmandu, Pokhara, Patan, Biratnagar
  • Name: Translated to mean, "The country looked after by Ne," local legend states that Nepal was the place protected by a Hindu sage named Ne.
  • National Day: July 7
  • Religion: Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9%
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Nepal Trivia

What is the Biggest Ethnic Group in Nepal?

The Chhetri are the largest ethnic group in Nepal, representing just over 16% of the country's population.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Nepal

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