The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, commonly known as Nepal, is a landlocked country in the Himalayan region of South Asia. Nepal covers an area of 147,181sq.km (56,956 square miles)and it ranks 93rd in the world. The population of 29.72 million is ranked 48th in the world.
It is a country with multi-religious and multilingual. Nepal has a lot of ancient cultural heritage. You can find temples everywhere because the founder of Buddhism, Buddha Sakyamuni, was born in Nepal. The national main religion is Hinduism, and a few people believe in Tibetan Buddhism, Islam, and so on. Nepali is the national language and English is widely spoken in the upper class. The currency unit is the Nepalese Rupee(NRs).
Where is Nepal Located in Asia and World?
Nepal is a landlocked mountainous country in South Asia, in the eastern part of Eurasia, and on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean. Located on the southern slopes of the middle section of the Himalayas, it is bordered by Tibet in China to the north, India to the east, west, and south. The national border is 2,400 kilometers long. Nepal is a roughly rectangular country, measuring 885 km from east to west and varies between 145 to 241 kilometers from north to south.
Nepal Terrian Map
Due to its high altitude, eight of the ten highest peaks in the world are located in Nepal, including the highest peak – Mount Everest, so it is also a tourist attraction for mountaineering and sightseeing. From Mount Everest, the roof of the world, at an elevation of more than 8,000 meters in the north to the valley plain of the Terai river at 70 meters over sea level in the south, the terrain descends sharply to offer tremendous geographic diversity and make climate changeable, also create the natural beauty of Nepal.
Map of Nepal Location and Neighboring Countries
Nepal is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north, the Sikkim state of India to the east, and West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand states of India to the west and south. Bhutan lies very close to the east of Nepal but they do not share a land border. Bangladesh is to the southeast and Pakistan is to the northwest of Nepal.
Nepal has a reputation as “the kingdom of snow mountains”. Among the many snow-capped mountains, the most attractive is the Himalayas. In addition, Annapurna and Langtang are also dream destinations for trekkers all over the world. The famous Pokhara Valley, known as “paradise on Earth” and “Dreamland”, Sagarmatha National Park (including Mount Everest), Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan Royal National Forest Park, etc. are all incredible. In addition, Nepal is located at the intersection of Asian civilizations. Lumbini is one of the most important religious sites in the world. Hinduism and palace architectures are very unique there.