Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Head of State: President Ram Baran Yadav
Head of Government: Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai
Population: 26620000 (2011 estimate)
Area : 147,181 sq. km. (54,633 sq. mi.)
Time Zone : 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT
Language : Nepali (official)
Religion : Hinduism(major) and Buddhism, Islam and Catholic.
Unit of Currency : Rupee
National Flag : flag_small.gif ¬
National Emblems : The rhododendron; a white cow; a green pheasant; two Gurkha soldiers, one carrying a khukri and
a bow and an arrow and the other a modern rifle; peaks of the Himalaya Mountains; the moon and the sun, both with
faces showing Hindu caste marks, two crossed Nepali flags and khukris; the footprints of Gorakhnath, the guardian
deity of the Gurkhas; and the royal headdress. At the base of the design a red scroll carries the national motto in Sanskrit: "The Motherland Is Worth More than the Kingdom of Heaven.
National Anthem : "Sayau Thunga Phool Ka"
National Calendar : The Nepali year begins in mid-April and is divided into 12 months: Baisakh, Jestha, Asadh, Shrawan, Bhadra, Aswin, Kartik, Marga, Poush, Phalgun, Chaitra. Saturday is the official weekly holiday.
Physical Quality of Life Index : N/A
Date of Unification : 1768 (by Prithvi Narayan Shah)
Date of Constitution : The constitutional Assembly of 601 parliament memebers is in process of drafting the country's constitution under the provision provided by Interim constitution drafted on 28th may, 2007. (1951, 1959, 1962, 1990 are prevoius constitution
Weights and Measures : Traditional measures are commonly used. The most important of these are ropani = 0.05 ha.(0.8 ac.); bigha = 0.1 ha.,(1.67 ac.); murhi = 72 kg.(160 lb.).
Per capita: $170 (FY92)
Strength of Nepal
Mt Everest - The world's highest peak and many other mountains including 8 of the world's 14 highest peaks.
Lumbini - The birthplace of Lord Buddha. Brave Gurkha soldiers are also from Nepal and Nepal offers of the best trekking trails in the world. In Nepal Seven World Heritage Sites within a radius of 20 km the Kathmandu valley plus 3 other ones
Diverse and multi ethnic culture (more than 40 ethnic group and 70 spoken languages)?Living Heritage.?
World's most famous climbers - The Sherpas?Diverse altitudinal climatic variations providing unique attractions like: Highest Lake.?848 species of birds?More than 640 species of butterflies?7000 species of flowering plants including 350 endemic ones?175 species of mammals?190 species of fish?143 species of moths?180 species of dragonflies?40 % land mass covered by forests?600 indigenous plant families