|Land Area||143,351 km2|
|Water Area||3,830 km2|
|Total Area||147,181km2 (#93)|
|Government Type||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$71.52 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$2,500|
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Nepal's weather conditions and precipitation vary with elevation, ranging from tropical in the Tarai region of the south, to alpine and tundra in the central and northern mountain areas.
Year round temperatures run from 32°F to 115°F (0°C to 45°C) in the Tarai Region; 0°F to 74°F (-17°C to 23°C) in the Hill Region, and from -25°F to 60°F (-31°C to 15°C) in the Himalayan region.
Most of the precipitation falls during the monsoon season, June through September, while March through May is normally warm (hot in the south) and dry. From mid-October through February, conditions are generally dry and cold.
Winters in Nepal are very cold and often windy in the mountains. Summer high temperatures do reach the high 60s and low 70s F (20°C), but wide variations are commonplace
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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.