Nepal

Nepal's flagLocation: South Asia
Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1769 / 1769
Capital city: Kathmandu
Population: 29.9 million / 566 people per sq mile (219 people per sq km)
Total land area: 54,363 square miles (140,800 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Nepali (official language), Maithili, Bhojpuri
Main religions: Hindu 81%, Buddhist 11%, Muslim 4%, Other (including Christian) 4%
Ethnic mix: Other 52%, Chhetri 16%, Hill
Brahman 13%, Magar 7%, Tharu 7%, Tamang 5%
Government type: Transitional regime
Currency: Nepalese rupee = 100 paisa
Literacy rate: 59%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2349 kilocalories


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