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Area: Approximately 147,000 sq km, stretching 800km from east to west and from 90 to 230km north to south.
Population: 29 million (World Bank).
Capital city: Kathmandu. Population of about 990,000 in the city itself. Believed to be approximately 1.8m in the fertile Kathmandu Valley. (from World Gazetteer 2010)
Peoples: Indigenous peoples include Gurung, Limbu, Newar, Rai, Sherpa, Tamang and Tharu with diverse smaller groups. Major caste groups are the Brahmins and Chhetris. Large numbers of Indians and some Tibetans make their home in the country.
Language(s): Nepali 58% (official language), Newari 3%, mainly in Kathmandu. Tibeto- Burman languages (20%) mainly in the hill areas, and Indian-related languages (20%) mainly in the Terai areas bordering India. Nepal has over 30 Languages and over a hundred dialects.
Religion(s): Officially 90% Hindu, 8% Buddhist and 4% Muslim – but accurate figures are not available. Hinduism and Buddhism overlap considerably in Nepal. Estimates suggest that there are some 400,000 Christians in the country.
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR) which is pegged to the Indian Rupee.