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NEPAL
Geography and Landscape

Basic information
Official languageNepali
CapitalKathmandu
Area147,181 kmĀ²
Population29,898,368  (2019)
CurrencyNepalese rupee  (NPR)
Web,np
Code.NPL
Tel.+977

Cities in NEPAL

Kathmandu

General

The landscape of Nepal is defined by mountain regions, the Siwalik Mountains, the central part of the Himalayas and the Mahabharat Lekh, and a swampy plain, the Terai.

Nepal Satellite ImagePhoto:Public domain

Its area is 147,000 square kilometers. The maximum length is approximately 800 kilometers and the width between 90 and 230 kilometers. The difference in height is huge from 100 meters above sea level in the Terai to the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest in the Himalayas (8848 m.) In total there are ten peaks above 8000 meters. The main rivers are the Kali, Gandaki, Kosi and Karnali.

Nepal: Mount Everest, highest mountain on EarthPhoto:shrimpo1967,Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Genericno changes made

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Sources

Encarta Ecyclopedie

Finlay, H / Nepal
Lonely Planet

Nepal
APA

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated February 2021
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