General Information about Nepal

Area: 147,181 square kilometres.

Location: Nepal is a landlocked country bordering with the Tibet in the north and India in the east, south and west.

Capital: Kathmandu.

Population: 29. million.

People: Nepal has more than a hundred ethnic groups.

Language: Nepali is the national language, although hundreds of other languages and dialects are spoken throughout the country. People working in the travel industry understand and speak English.

Religion: Nepal is now a secular state but its people are mainly Hindu or Buddhist. Lumbini in Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and pilgrims come from all over the Buddhist world to worship here.

Currency: Nepali Rupee (USD 1 is worth approximately NPR 110:82 as of January 2019).

Political System: Federal Democratic Republic.