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Nepal's Information

Flag of Nepal
Land Area 143,351 km2
Water Area 3,830 km2
Total Area 147,181 km2
Population 29,033,914
Population Density 197.27 / km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $71.52 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,500
Currency Rupee (NPR)
Largest Cities
  • Kathmandu (1,442,271)
  • Pokhara (200,000)
  • Patan (183,310)
  • Biratnagar (182,324)
  • Birganj (133,238)
  • Dharan Bazar (108,600)
  • Bharatpur (107,157)
  • Janakpur (93,767)
  • Dhangarhi (92,294)
  • Butwal (91,733)
  • 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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