36 Amazing Facts about Nepal

Introduction

Here we are going to discuss Amazing Facts about Nepal of which some are known to almost everyone but some of these facts might not known to majority of the people. So here are we to help you dig out those unknown facts which would surely give you edge over to others.

Let us Start.

About

  • Officially came to be known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on 28th December, 2007.
  • Nepal is the 93rd largest country by area and 49th by population in the world.
  • The monarchy system of Nepal was finally abolished in 2008, and hence become Nepal Republic.
  • Nepal is a parliamentary republic with a multiparty system.

Geography

  • Nepal is located mainly in the Himalayas.
  • Nepal is roughly of trapezoidal shape, about 800 km (500 mi) long and 200 km (120 mi) wide with an area of 147181 sq.km (56827 sq. mi)

Nepal's Geographic appearance

 

  • It lies between latitudes 26°N and 31°N, and longitudes 80°E and 89°E.
  • Nepal’s latitude is almost same as that of the United States state of Florida, however with elevations ranging from less than 100 meters i.e, (300 ft) to over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft)

Amazing Facts

  • Nepal contains Eight of world’s ten tallest mountain including Mount Everest, the highest elevation on the earth (8848m). It is known by the name Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolongma in China and it is of the height of 8848 m (29,029ft) above the sea level.

Amazing Facts about Nepal

 

  • Nepal is never being ruled by any other country, hence Nepal do not celebrate their Independence Day.
  • Nepali National Flag is the only flag in the world which is not a quadrilateral. It is like two triangles joined with the bottom triangle having it’s top cut off.

Nepal's national Flag

 

  • The time in Nepal is based on Mount Everest and not on the ‘Time Zone Line’ with a time offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of UTC+05:45 all over Nepal, and it is one of only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from UTC.
  • ‘Namaste’ is the standard greeting in Nepal.
  • The longest handshake lasted for record 42 hours and 35 minutes and was achieved by Dinesh Timilsina and Pawan Timilsina (both from Nepal) at the Everest College of Multiple Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal on 4-6 March 2011.
  • World’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi of height 54.6 cm is from Nepal. He is being mentioned in Guinness World Records.

world's shortest man from Nepal

 

  • Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism was born in Lumbini, Nepal. And it is under the protection of UNESCO.
  • Arun Valley the highest located valley on the earth is in Nepal.
  • Nepal contains world’s deepest lake in the world, Shey Phoksundo.
  • Nepal contains tallest grassland in the world, Chitwan.
  • The deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki gorge is also in Nepal.
  • The highest lake, Tilicho is situated in Nepal.
  • Nepal resembles the map of Portugal when turned 90 degree, take a look at Atlas.
  • Nepal has never faced any riots on the line of Religion or Ethnicity.
  • Saturday is an official holiday in Nepal while people work on Sunday.
  • Nepal’s national game is Volley ball but day never won any Olympic medal in it.
  • One could not kiss or hug a person of opposite gender in public in Nepal, as it was considered as crime, but now things are changing.
  • According to UNESCO World Heritage site Nepal has the densest concentration.
  • ‘Hotel Everest View’ highest located hotel in the world located in Nepal.
  • Nepalese calendar is 56.7 years ahead of Gregorian calendar, as of 2020 it is 2077 in Nepal.
  • Nepal celebrates mid of the April as their New Year’s Day, the 1st day of Baisakh.
  • The Cows are considered as Sacred in Nepal so it is illegal to slaughter cow in Nepal.
  • Nepal is the only home of living Goddess in the world, called Kumari (A virgin girl).
  • Momos is considered as the most popular fast food in Nepal.

momo

 

  • ‘Daal-Bhaat’ is the common food items in Nepal.
  • Elephant polo game was originated in Nepal.
  • Touching anything with your feet is offensive in Nepal.
  • A large part of Hollywood Marvel’s movie ‘Dr. Strange’ was shooted in Nepal.
  • Almost 1/3rd Nepali Resident people have to walk on foot nearly 2 hours to get a nearby road.
  • Nepal is the 2nd largest producer of mustard and 3rd largest producer of ginger in the world.
  • People from India do not need any Passport or Visa to travel in Nepal, only valid identity card is needed for this.
  • Youngest player to score a 50 in ODI international, Kausal Malla is from Nepal (15 year 340 days).
  • The fastest ever ascent of the Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 min by Pemba Dorje from Nepal.
  • Nepal has no known major oil, gas, or coal reserves.
  • Nepal is also the 1st country to have the highest renewable water resources. Russia comes second the United States and Canada come third and fourth. This is according to a study done in 2011 where it stated that Nepal has over 210 km3 of renewable water.

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