The home of Mount Everest and possessing a total of eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world, Nepal enjoys one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. If Mount Everest wasn’t enough to put Nepal on the map, this country is also the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. He was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal. A land rich in folklore with strong ties to Tibet, this independent country was once a buffer state between Imperial China and British India. 

Videos of Nepal: Here is a beautiful 3-minute video of Nepal. Here’s another gorgeous 4-minute video all about Nepal.

FunFacts about Nepal: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. (Source)
  • Nepal has a population of 26.4 million people.
  • Eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains are in Nepal including Mount Everest, which is the highest point on Earth.
  • Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and of course extraordinary Himilayan mountains.
  • The capital and largest city of Nepal is Kathmandu.
  • Nepali is the official language of Nepal.
  • In the first millennium BCE, Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal.
  • Parts of northern Nepal have strong cultural associations with Tibet.
  • The Kathmandu Valley was part of the ancient Silk Road.
  • Historically, Nepal had ties with Britain but was never colonized. Nepal served as a buffer state between Imperial China and British India.
  • Nepal became a member of the United Nations in 1955.
  • Humans have lived in the Kathmandu Valley for 11,000 years.
  • Nepal has an extreme diversity of geography with the plains at sea level all the way to the Himilayas. This makes Nepal a biodiversity hotspot.
  • Nepal has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Major industries include agriculture, textiles, cement and tourism. More than a million people in Nepal are employed in the tourism industry.
  • 81% of the population follows Hinduism.
  • Folklore is an important part of Nepalese life.
  • The rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower.

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26 thoughts on “Nepal

  1. Fascinating country. My mother was sending funds through the church to finance an education program for women. Apparently the men are not too happy, but if you educate the women the whole family benefits, especially the children.

    • My church has sponsored children around the world. But you are correct. Help the mothers and the children’s lives improve ten fold. I think the men feel threatened when the women can support their families.

  2. I’ve been glad to hear that Nepal is recovering from the major 2015 earthquake. Hopefully their economy continues to grow!

  3. Love the pictures of Nepal. I enjoyed watching the videos. Nepal looks like an interesting place to visit.

  4. I have never visited this country, but there is certainly a lot of decorative architecture and pretty mountains. My favorite photo is that of the little girl holding the lamb.

  5. Enjoyed the videos and pictures. Beautiful mountains and love the shrines. A nice country to visit – plenty to see. AZ

  6. I have never been to Nepal. So many wonderful photos. I like the one with the small island with a tree and town buildings on the shoreline and the mountain rising in the background.

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