50 Amazing facts about Nepal

50 Amazing facts about Nepal

  1. Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia.
  2. The official language of Nepal is Nepali.
  3. Nepal has a population of over 30 million people.
  4. The highest point in Nepal is Mount Everest, which stands at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) tall.
  5. Nepal is the only country in the world with a non-rectangular flag.
  6. The national animal of Nepal is the cow.
  7. Nepal is home to over 100 ethnic groups.
  8. The Nepali calendar is 67 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
  9. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.
  10. Nepal is one of the only two countries in the world that does not have a rectangular national flag. The other country is Switzerland.
  11. Nepal is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
  12. Nepal has eight of the world’s ten highest peaks.
  13. Nepal was never colonized by any foreign power.
  14. Nepal is the oldest country in South Asia.
  15. Nepal has three different geographic regions: the Himalayas, the hills, and the Terai.
  16. Nepal is the only country in the world with a living goddess, Kumari.
  17. The Nepali Rupee is the currency of Nepal.
  18. Nepali cuisine is heavily influenced by Indian and Tibetan cuisine.
  19. Nepali is the mother tongue of more than half of the population.
  20. The Gurkhas, a legendary regiment of soldiers, are originally from Nepal.
  21. The Nepalese flag is a combination of two single pennons of a lunar day (white) and a solar day (red) with the emblem of the moon and sun at the center.
  22. Nepal is known for its handmade paper products and carpets.
  23. The Yeti, a mythical creature, is said to roam the Himalayas in Nepal.
  24. The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world.
  25. Nepal is the world’s largest producer of handmade woolen carpets.
  26. The Nepalese rupee is subdivided into 100 paisa.
  27. Nepal has 10 national parks, 3 wildlife reserves, and 6 conservation areas.
  28. The Nepali flag was first adopted on December 16, 1962.
  29. Nepal is the only country in the world where the practice of living goddesses still exists.
  30. Nepal is the birthplace of the famous Gurkha soldiers.
  31. Nepal is home to over 500 species of birds.
  32. Nepal is the only country in the world with a triangular flag.
  33. The Nepalese alphabet has 36 characters.
  34. Nepal has a literacy rate of around 67%.
  35. The Nepalese government is a federal parliamentary republic.
  36. Nepal is the only country in the world where the flag is not rectangular or square.
  37. Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries, with a GDP per capita of $1,194.
  38. Nepal is home to the world’s densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  39. Nepal is the world’s largest producer of Himalayan salt.
  40. Nepal has more than 6,000 rivers and streams.
  41. The Nepali flag is the only national flag that has a non-quadrilateral shape.
  42. Nepal is the birthplace of the Buddha, founder of Buddhism.
  43. Nepal is one of the few countries in the world where leopards are found at high altitudes.
  44. Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by area.
  45. The Nepalese national anthem is “Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka” (Madeof Hundreds of Flowers).
  46. Nepal has a diverse range of flora and fauna, including over 6,000 species of flowering plants.
  47. The traditional dress for men in Nepal is the daura suruwal, while for women, it is the sari or the cholo.
  48. The Nepali script is derived from the Brahmi script.
  49. The world’s largest rhododendron forest is in Nepal.
  50. Nepal has over 200 festivals celebrated throughout the year, reflecting the country’s rich cultural heritage.

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