Thursday, December 16, 2010


        Nepal often called the Himalayan country, is situated on the southern slope of the central Himalayas. It is located  between 260 22’ N to 300 27’N  latitude and  800 4’E to 880 12’E  longitude.It is a land of great contrast.The elevation here ranges from 90 to 8848 meters(Which is the top of Mount Everest),the average length of the country being 995km east to west and average breadth of about 123km north to south.
               The country is located between the two most populous countries in the world, India in the east, south, west and Tibet region of People’s Republic of China in the north. Nepal is a landlocked country with an area of147181sq km. The northern range (Himalayas) is covered with snow throughout most of the year where the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest (8848 meters high) is located. The middle range (hills) consists of   picturesque hills, valleys and lakes. The southern range (Terai) is the plain of alluvial soil and consists of dense forest areas and large agricultural land as well as various industries.

            The temperature and rainfall differ from place to place. Generally, it is cooler in the north and temperature increases as we move to the south of the country.In the vast geographic diversity and varied climatic conditions 23.1 million people of more than 60 caste/ethnic groups reside. Nepal presents an example of  being united irrespective of  its diversities throughout its history.

           The official language of Nepal is Nepali although more than 100 languages(including dialects) are spoken within its boundaries.Kathmandu is the capital city of the country. The Kathmandu Valley comprises of the historical cities of Bhaktapur, Patan And Kathmandu.

Some of the most famous places of interest and activities in Nepal are the three  Durbar Squares inside the Kathmandu Valley,Annapurna Trek route,the Mt.Everest trek and mountain flights,Lumbini-the birthplace of Lord Buddha,Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park,adventure sports including bungee diving,para-gliding,rafting,etc. in Pokhara,Bhotekoshi,Trusuli,etc.And there are lots more.

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