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Physical Map of Nepal showing state boundaries, relief, Mount Everest, major rivers, important cities, extreme points, and national parks.
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Nepal's Quick Facts

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 (1,423,515)
  • Pokhara (420,735)
Nepal Flag:
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The Nepal flag was officially adopted on December 16, 1962, and it's the only national flag that's not a rectangle or square.

The blue border symbolizes peace, while red is the color of the rhododendron, Nepal's official flower.

The crescent moon is said to represent the royal house, while the sun represents the Rana family.

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Nepal Coat of Arms:
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Nepal's coat of arms was introduced on December 30, 2006.

It is composed of a garland of rhododendrons encompassing Mount Everest and the hands of a male and female (to symbolize gender equality).

The red scroll making up the base reads: "The mother and the motherland are greater than heaven," in Sanskrit.

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