Do you know anything about Nepal? If you know then good for you. But if you don’t know then, don’t worry, you are at a perfect site to know and learn about Nepal. In this article, I will share pieces of information and facts about Nepal crisp and brief.
In this article you will come to know about the following information:
- Where is Nepal located?
- What is the capital of Nepal?
- What language is spoken in Nepal
- What are people from Nepal called?
- National anthem of Nepal
- National animal of Nepal
- The national bird of Nepal
- National flower of Nepal
- National game of Nepal
- National Emblem of Nepal
- Nepal weather
- Best time to visit Nepal
- Economy of Nepal
- Nepal Rastra Bank
- Voice of Nepal
- Famous places of Nepal
- The most prominent figures of Nepal
- Summary Of The Article
- FAQ about Nepal
It is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Who is also known as ‘The light of Asia’. It became a democratic and Republican country on 8 May 2008. It has the world’s second freshwater resource. It is a Federal Democratic, Republican & secular country. The population of Nepal is 28.09 million, with a 67.9% literacy rate.
Many countries invaded and manipulated it but never colonized any of them. This is one of the most interesting facts about this land. The national flag of Nepal is unique as it is the world’s only non-quadrilateral flag, which serves as both the State and Civil Flag of a sovereign country.
It is a nation with diverse cultures and communities, and different ethnicities and communities speak 123 languages. Some caste and ethnicities are Newar, Kshetri, Tamang, Sherpa, Hyolmo, Gurung and Chepang, etc. All of them have their language and dialects. The major religions are Hinduism and Buddhism, which lives and function in harmony with each other.
All the above-mentioned castes and ethnicities live in peace and harmony with each other, without any discrimination. This one may say is ‘the unity in diversity. It is a peaceful country, but sometimes it has tension and conflict with the neighboring country India. But both will never raise a hand to each other as they also believe in Brotherhood.
Nepal is located in the continent of Asia (South Asia). It is a landlocked country between China & India. China the 2nd most powerful country is in the North and India, the developing country is in the East. This is the reason why we called it a landlocked country.
Nepal was not united, and it was divided into small kingdoms. When Prithvi Narayan Shah became the King and invaded all the small kingdoms, and finally he conquered them and united all the small kingdoms into a single kingdom. He declared Kathmandu the capital of Nepal in 1769. Now, it is the most famous economic and tourist center of Nepal.
If we look around and across all the countries in the world. All the countries have many things in common. Among the many common features, a Language is the most prominent feature and identity, that identifies us as that which country we belong to.
More than 123 languages are spoken in Nepal. The Nepali language was first used in writing around the 12th century, and it has been in use until now. It is the most spoken and well-known language amongst all the Nepalese. Hence, Nepali is the National language of Nepal.
What are people from Nepal called?
All the countries have their own identity and designation. In the same way, the people that are born and from Nepal are called Nepalese. And we are proud to be called by that name. All the people would be proud to be known by their own countries, whether the country is small or poor.
When Nepal was not a democratic country. King used to rule the country, and it has its national anthem to delight the King. If it was not pleasing to the King then it has to be changed according to his likeness. But now the Monarchy is no more and the King is disposed of. The National anthem of Nepal is the ‘Sayaun Thunga Phulka’ which was officially adopted on 3 August 2007, inside Singha Durbar, Kathmandu.
The cow is the National animal of Nepal. It was also the national animal at the time of the King. When Nepal drafted its Constitution on 20 September 2015 ( it became effective) and the cow was declared the national animal once again in the same year respectively.
The national bird of Nepal
The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impedance) is the national bird of Nepal. It was also the National bird of Nepal when the monarchy rule was in Nepal. It is known as Danphe in the Nepali language. It is found in the Himalayan regions of Nepal.
Rhododendron is The national flower of Nepal (which can be eaten, and the taste of this particular flower is sweet and sour). It is known as ‘Laligurans’ in Nepali. It has many medicinal values and is rich in vitamin C. More than 30 species of this flower can be found here.
Dandi Biyo was the unofficial game of Nepal as it is played in many parts of the nation. But on 23 may 2017, Volleyball was declared and made the National game of Nepal officially.
The National Emblem of Nepal contains the flag of Nepal, Mount Everest, and green hills, symbolizing the green hilly regions. The yellow color symbolizes the fertile Terai region, male and female hands joining to symbolize gender equality, and a garland of rhododendrons. And atop is a white silhouette in the shape of Nepal.
The weather in Nepal is cold, hot, and mild. It has 4 seasons that are good for the land to be cultivated and developed.
The best time to visit Nepal is around October & December as the land will be dried and there will be greenery everywhere. So, if you are planning to visit this country, then consider the above-mentioned months.
It is one of the world’s poorest countries with a very low GDP. The economy of the country is not good and stable and has to depend on other countries for its basic needs like food, clothes, and other important resources. Most young people go abroad as they don’t get proper jobs in the country. Many people are illiterate and unemployed which is affecting the economy of the country. Agriculture and services have contributed immensely to the growth of the economy in the country. But we can hope that one day its economy will increase and the country will progress and develop.
Nepal Rastra Bank
Nepal Rastra Bank is the only Bank of Nepal that has the monetary power and control over all other banks in the country. It was established on 26 April 1956 by the Nepali Government. The head office of this Bank is located in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, and has 7 district offices. The 7 offices that are located in other districts are as follows:
- Siddhartha Hagar
Nepali currency is known as the Nepali Rupees.
Art and Craft
Nepal is also very famous for its arts and crafts. Newari art and culture are the highlighting features amongst all the arts and crafts. Their paintings and handcrafts are stunning and magnificent. Traditional wood sculptures have graced the monasteries, temples, and residential homes since the twelfth century. Woodwork has been part of the traditional architecture of Nepal. If you go around Kathmandu Valley, you will see many wooden houses with exquisite wood carvings and paintings.
Voice of Nepal
Nepal has many TV shows and Nepali movies. It helps to represent the cultures and traditions of the country. One of the most recent shows Voice of Nepal is loved and appreciated by most the people. It is a show to encourage, young and older people to display their talent, by singing and who aspire to be a singer in the future. It was broadcasted on Kantipur TV & on Ramailo HD on 25 August 2018. Till now 2 seasons had been telecasted.
If you are planning to visit this country, then these places and temples are a must-visit for all the tourists.
- Kathmandu(Boudhanath, Swoyambunath, Pashupati, Patan & Bhaktapur)
- Pokhara(Phewa lake and Devi’s fall)
- Chitwan( national park of Nepal)
- Rasuwa(Yala peak and Langtang Lirung).
- Gautama Buddha
- King Ram Shah
- King Prithvi Narayan Shah
- Balbhadra Kunwar
- Amar Singh Thapa
- Bhimsen Thapa
- Bhanubhakta Acharya
- Moti Ram Bhatta
- King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah
- Sankhadhar Sakhwa
- Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
- Mahaguru Falgunanda
- Laxmi Prasad Devkota
- King Janak
Summary Of The Article
There are many more to mention and write about Nepal, but most have been said and written. This is just brief information about Nepal. Whatever the people say about this country but the people of this country are very humble and hard-working.
This must be one of the reasons that tourists love to come and this country apart from Mount Everest. The Gurkhas are famous for their bravery and honesty. We can claim that they are one of the assets of the country. I have written and mentioned to you about Nepal as I promised. If you love this article, then, what are you waiting for? Just share this article with all your friends on social media.
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I think most people have a misconception about Nepal. The answer to this question is No. Nepal is an independent nation, and it is not in India.
Nepal is known for its history, culture, and traditions. It is also known for its beautiful and mind-blowing Temples and Mount Everest. Gurkhas are also famous for their bravery and honesty.
Yes, Nepal is very much safe for visiting as it has no animosity with any other countries, unlike other nations. Till now, it had no major attack threat from other countries.
Yes, Nepal is a poor country. The literacy rate of the nation is not so high. It had to mostly depend upon China & India for its rations and other necessities.
Writer: Prem Lama