Elongated along the Himalayas, Nepal is a landlocked country with a total land area 147,181 Sq./Km. (56,136 Sq/M). The country is bordered by the People’s Republic of China to the North and the Republic of India to the South, East and West. Its topography varies from the high snow-clad peaks and the mid mountain region with fertile valleys to the southern plains known as Terai, so is the climate ranging from the alpine in the north to hot & humid in the southern plains.
World’s highest peak Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha), 8,848 meters (29028ft.) lies in Nepal. Its capital, Kathmandu, is a valley with pleasant climate.
Some Facts About Nepal
Map references: Asia
Total: 147,181 km2
Land: 143,181 Km2
Water: 4,000 km2
State Nickname: “The Natural State”
Total: 2,926 km
Border Countries: China: 1,236 km,
India: 1,690 km
Coastline: 0km (Landlocked)
Maritime Claims: None (Landlocked)
1981: 15,022, 839
Percent: 25, 836 100
Varies from cool summers & severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south.
Arable Land: 20.27%
Permanent Crops: 0.49%
Other: 79.24% (1998 est.)
Quartz, Water, Timber, Hydropower, Scenic Beauty, Small Deposits of Lignite, Copper, Cobalt, Iron ore.
Nepal is a beautiful country sandwiched between two Asia giants China & India. Nepal is known for its scenic beauty, mountains, and its people. Nepal is aboutnepal of Mount Everest. Out of ten tallest mountains, eight mountains are in Nepal. Nepal is one of the best tourist destinations according to survey done by BBC news. Nepal has the richest and most diverse culture landscape anywhere. Nepal presents and example of being united in diversity over the history and maintained its sovereignty through out the history.
Apart from the natural beauty and diverse culture, Nepal is also famous for its hardworking, loyal, honest people. The country possesses Human Resources of highly skilled, skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled manpower. The nation has 8 million strong work forces out of approximately 23 million population consisting of 70 ethnic groups each having different cultures and languages. Despite having multi-religion, multi-culture and multi language society, a perfect harmony among people witness through the history ensuring peace and tranquility.
The introduction of the Nepalese people to the outside world began with the enlistment in the British Gurkha Army in 1814 A.D. serving under British Empire to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and United Kingdom, where they were renowned for their bravery and loyalty. From mid 80s, the scope of foreign employment slowly expanded to non-military services in Middle East, Far East and Europe. With their honesty, loyalty, hardworking and strong sense of duty, Nepalese people are becoming popular and gaining preference in these job markets.