nepal

Continent: Asia

Region: South-East Asia

Area: 56,827 square miles (ranked 93rd)

Capital: Kathmandu

Population: 29,391,883 as of 2011

Main Language: Nepali

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Name: Bibek Thapa

Major: Biology

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Name: Saluna Baiju

Major: Biology

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Name: Bonita S. Basnyat

Major: Psychology

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Name: Pooja Byanjankar

Major: Environmental Studies

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Name: Asmita Niraula

Major: Business Administration

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Name: Shesan Poudyal

Major: Business Administration

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Name: Sukriti Raut

Major: Healthcare Management

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Name: Phurchhoki Sherpa

Major: Environmental Studies

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Name: Vibhustuti Thapa

Major: Psychology

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Fun Facts

  • Eight of the highest peaks of the world are found in Nepal.

  • Fourteen mountains in the Himalayas exceed 8,000 meters.

  • Nepal opened its borders to the world in 1949.

  • Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha—the founder of Buddhism and also referred to as the Light of Asia—is located in Nepal.

  • Nepal's flag is the only national flag in the world that is not quadrilateral in shape.

  • Touching anything with your feet is considered an offence in Nepal.

  • Initially, Kathmandu, the capital city, was known as Kantipur, meaning the City of Glory. Kantipur is now the name of a widely circulated Nepalese daily newspaper.

  • Nepal is the richest country in water resources in the world after Brazil. It is the richest in Asia.

  • Nepal is one of the few countries in the world that has never been colonized by foreign powers.

  • The Spiny Babbler (Turdoides nipalensis), a bird from the Timaliidae family, is only found in Nepal.