Swagatam, or welcome to Nepal! Well, at least your online destination for travel, historical and cultural information about the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Nepal is located in South Asia, nestled between China and India, with amazing religious and geographic variety.
In the North, Nepal is home to the world’s highest mountains in the Himalayas Range, including Mount Everest, the highest (29,035 feet) and most popular hiking destination. Nepal is also the birthplace of Buddhism. Yet, many people in the country are also Hindu.
The rural, mountainous North and the urban South provide a dichotomy of geography and culture unique to Nepal. With its textured Nepali language, exotic flag, complex politics and rich spiritual and religious heritage, Nepal is a wonderful destination for anyone looking for an adventure.
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When did the Nepalese monarchy make Nepal a democracy?
Which two countries border Nepal?
China and India
Nepal is the birthplace of Buddhism. True or False?
Though it is the birthplace of Buddhism, many people practice Hinduism.
Nepal’s economy is ________.
Nepal is one of the poorest nations in the world, with 1/3 of its nation living below the poverty line.
Mount Everest is located in Nepal. Is it the tallest mountain in the world?
Mount Everest is the tallest peak in the world, measuring 29,035 feet. It is a popular spot for hikers and spiritual enthusiasts.
Which of these people are NOT a group of documented refugees in Nepal?
Cambodians. Most refugees displaced in Nepal are Bhutanese (107,803), Tibetan (20,153) or Maoist (50,000-70,000).
Nepal is one of the world’s smallest countries. True or False?
Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass.
Nepal is the only country to NOT have a rectangular flag. True or False?
Nepal’s flag is a combination of two red and white pennants. Its red signifies the nation’s national flower, the Rhododendron and symbolizes victory. Its outline in blue indicates peace. The flag also has a white sun and crescent moon, which symbolizes permanence. They were placed on the flag in hopes that Nepal will last as long as the sun and the moon.