Nepal is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, where the great Mountains like Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world lies. Our neighboring countries are China, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Nepal is the land of the Lord Buddha, where peace and tranquility is as natural as the ice in the Himalayas. The Nepalese people are well known for their bravery, loyalty, peace keeping and well-disciplined etiquette and nature. Nepal is also rich in lush green vegetation, thick rain forest and its wonderful art land-space. The overwhelmingly beautiful scenery has attracted flocks of tourists from all over the world. So, never ever miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful Himalayan Kingdom of the world fondly described as the Switzerland of Asia.
Size : 885-km (553 mile) long, 145-241 km (91-151 mile) wide, 147,181-sq. km in area.
Position : 26-300 north latitude, 80-880 east longitude; on the India subcontinent bounded on the north by Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, & on the west, south and east by the Republic of India.
Terrain : Hilly and mountains, 77%, Terai lowlands, 23% more than 25% above 3000m.
Latitude Range : Form 70m above sea level (230ft) in the feral, to 8848M (29,028ft) at Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), Kathmandu Valley: 853m (2,798).
Climate : Kathmandu-Summer 15-30°C, winter 0-16°C; Terai – Summer 21-39°C, winter 9-30 C. Rainfall (Kathmandu) -Oct- May 300mm june-sept. 1100mm.
Time : 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time, 5 hour 45 Minutes ahead of GMT
Population : 2,75,00000 Approx.
Language : Nepali is the national language, Devanagari the script. Altogether 26 languages are spoken.