Trivia● Capital – Kathmandu● Official Language – Nepali● Non-secular country – The only Hindu country so far● Other Languages ● Nepal Bhasa, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Awadhi, Sherpa, Kiranti, Limbu● Only country whose flag is not rectangular
Government● Used to be a Kingdom ( Till 15 Jan 2007 )● Now republic● President - Ram Baran Yadav● Prime Minister - Jhala Nath Khanal● Currency – Nepali Rupee (NPR)
Economy● GDP – 14 Billion USD approx● 115th-largest economy in the world● Agriculture - 40% of Nepals GDP● Services – 41%● Industry – 22%● Agricultural produce — tea, rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, root crops, milk, and water buffalo meat.
Geography● Trapezoidal Shaped● 800 km long and 200 km wide approx● Area – 147,181 sq km● Surrounded by India, Tibet and China● Mount Everest is actually in Nepal● Seasons - summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring
Culture● Primarily Hindu culture● Tourist attractions – Mountaineering, Handi-craft, Pilgrimage, etc.● A typical Nepalese meal is dal-bhat-tarkari.● Dal is a spicy lentil soup, served over bhat (boiled rice), served with tarkari (curried vegetables) together with achar (pickles) or chutni (spicy condiment made from fresh ingredients).● Mustard oil is the cooking medium and a host of spices, such as cumin, coriander, black peppers, sesame seeds, turmeric, garlic, ginger, methi (fenugreek), bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, chillies, mustard seeds, etc., are used in the cooking.