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Important Things You Need to Know About Nepal
Nepal is a mountainous Asian country lying in the South Asia. Although relatively medium sized country, 93rd in the world, owing to diverse geographical landforms, Nepal has almost every type of climatic conditions and vegetations found in Asia. It shares a number of environmental and cultural components with many other Asian countries. The Great Himalayan Mountain stands majestically to the North of Nepal. The summer monsoon wind blowing inwards from the Indian Ocean impacts on this mountain causing monsoon rain, which doesn’t affect only Nepal but to the whole of South and South East Asia. Nepal has been the watershed and source of water to the Indo-Ganges Plains.
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The main things you should know about Nepal is, Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha, the founder of one of the biggest religious faiths in the world. Buddhism spread to other Asian countries through Nepal. Nepal has been mainly the home of two major races of people: the Mongolians and the Aryans. The Mongolians entered Nepal from China whereas the Aryans from India. To-day, Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions followed in Nepal, however, there is a significant number of people following other religions like Islam, Kirat and Christianity.
As religion largely influences the social norms, values, life styles, cultures and traditions, Nepal also shares many social and cultural aspects of life with other Asian countries. Nepal has established diplomatic, social and cultural relations with all the Asian countries. Lately, many Nepalese migrants are working in many of the Asian countries, mostly in India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, South Korea and so on. Nepal has been taking active part in Asian Games and in other Asian Forums. Nepal is a member of SAARC, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectorial Technical and Economic Cooperation), and ADB (Asian Development Bank) etc. Nepal benefits greatly from these regional and financial organizations. Many tourists especially from India, China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore visit Nepal every year.
Although Europe is quite far away from Nepal, there are several geographical and cultural components similar. The Himalayas and the Alps are similar type of geographical identities. Christianity, modern art, architecture and culture etc have been some of the great European contributions to Nepali society. Both Nepal and Europe lie in the Northern hemisphere. The climate and vegetations of northern part of Nepal are similar to that of Europe.
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Nepal has established diplomatic ties with all the European countries. It has embassies in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Russia and Switzerland (UN Permanent Mission in Geneva). Similarly, these European countries including Italy and Norway have diplomatic missions in Nepal. As the European countries are much more advanced than Nepal, they have been actively helping Nepal in its social and economic development. Germany, England, Norway, Switzerland and France, Denmark, etc major European donor countries to Nepal. Their assistances in the field of hydro power generation, health, education, conservation of environment and art and culture have been appreciable. European Union has been helping Nepal in establishing peace, human rights and institutionalizing democracy.
Many Nepalese students attend European universities every year to pursue higher studies. England is one of the oldest friends of Nepal. Lately, there are many Nepalese working in England and in other European countries. European people love Nepal and Nepalese people. Every year the number of tourists visiting Nepal is increasing from Europe. Nepal imports manufactured goods, machineries, chemicals etc from Europe. It exports mainly readymade garments, carpets, handicrafts etc to Europe.
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Nepal and Australia are in two different hemispheres: North and South. Although, they are geographically far apart and environmentally different, they have been maintaining good friendly relationship. Australia is a developed country. It has established its embassy in Nepal. Australian people love Nepal. Every year many Australians come to visit Nepal. There are many Nepalese working and studying in Australia. One of the richest Australians is Nepali Australian named Shesh Ghale. Australia is one of the major donor countries to Nepal. Australia’s assistance in environment and forest conservation is remarkable. Nepal imports manufactured goods and sheep wool from Australia.
Another country next to Australia is New Zealand. Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed Mt Everest for the first time. Edmund Hillary popularized Nepal, the Himalayas and the Sherpas not only in NewZealand, South Hemisphere but in Europe as well. Every year a significant number of New Zealanders and Australians visit Nepal. There is a Hillary Trust working for the social and economic development of the Sherpa people in Namche, Solukhumbu.
Some Facts You Need to Know About Nepal
- Nepal is a small but beautiful country which lies in South-Asia in between two giant countries India and China, bordered by China in the north and India in other directions.
- Situating in the north-east pole, she lies in a latitude of 26° 22″N to 30° 27N and longitude of 80°04′ East to 88° 12′ East.
- She has a total area of 1,47,181 sq k.m. which is 0.3% of Asia and 0.03% of the world.
- An average length of 885 k.m. and average width of 193 k.m..
- Nepal is a landlocked country which is 1127 k.m. away from nearest sea Bay of Bengal.
- Time is determined by Gaurishankar Himal at a longitude of 86°15’E, which is 5 hrs 45 min faster than GMT.
- Country of mountains: 8000m+ mountains —> 8 including the top of the world. Mt. Everest 8848 m and more than 1300 mountains of 6000m+.
- More than 6000 rivers including Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali and around 5358 lakes of which Rara, Phewa, Gosaikunda, Phoksundo are most beautiful.
- She consists dense diversification of climate ranging from tropical to Tundra climate.
- Altitudinal diversity in the country, so geographically divided into 3 regions i.e. Terai, Hilly and Himalayan.
- Nepal is famous in world by the name of country of Sagarmatha, country of birth place
- of Gautam Buddha, country of third pole and nation of unique flag.
- Beside these, Nepal is regarded as one of the most beautiful country in the world, wide biologically diversified, land of brave Gurkhas and country of 2nd richest water resources.