Friday, June 01, 2012

natural richest country fact about nepal

Facts About nepal

A landlocked country in South Asia, Nepal stands bordered by China in the north and India in the south, east and west. The country, which was initially a monarchy, was declared a Federal Democratic Republic, through a bill passed by the Interim Parliament, on 28th December 2007. The declaration was officially implemented in the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly, which was held on 28th May 2008. A multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multi-religious country, Nepal boasts of a varied landscape, ranging from Terai plains in the south to mountainous Himalayas in the north. In the following lines, we have provided more information on Nepal.
Fun & Interesting Facts about Nepal 
  • The official language of NepalisNepali. Apart from that, English and a number of other languages are also spoken there.
  • Majority of the people in Nepalare Hindus, followed by Buddhists and Muslims.
  • The main ethnic groups in Nepalinclude Chhettri, Brahman-Hill, Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Muslim, Kami and Yadav.
  • The currency of Nepalis Nepali Rupee.
  • The capital of Nepalis Kathmandu.
  • Nepalfollows the system of ‘Federal Democratic Republic’.
  • Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.
  • Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is located in Nepal.
  • Nepal's Flag is the only national flag in the world that is not quadrilateral in shape.
  • The modern state of Nepal was formed on 21st December 1768, after the ‘Unification of Nepal’ by Prithvi Narayan Shah.
  • Tourism, carpets, textiles, small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes; cement and brick production are the main industries in Nepal.
  • Eight of the highest peaks of the world are situated in Nepal.
  • Mount Everest (8,848 metres), the highest peak in the world, forms the highest point in Nepal.
  • Initially, Kathmandu was known as Kantipur, meaning City of Glory, which is now the name of a Nepalese daily newspaper.
  • Right from 1846 to 1951, Nepal was governed by hereditary Prime Ministers, who descended from Jung Bahadur Rana.
  • It was in 1951 that dominance of the Nepalese crown was restored and a government was formed by the Congress Party.
  • Since the year 1996, Nepal was a victim of insurgency (the People's War), led by Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists).
  • Violence in the Royal Family of Nepal, said to be perpetrated by Crown Prince Dipendra, led to the death of the King and Queen, apart from the prince’s brother, sister, an uncle, and several aunts. Later, the prince shot himself too and died. Thereafter, the crown was assumed by Gyanendra, Dipendra’s uncle.
  • Gyanendra declared a state of emergency in Nepal in February 2005, which lasted till April 2005, and assumed direct control of the country.
  • The direct rule of King Gyanendra lasted till April 2006, after weeks of protest by the people.
  • The Parliament of Nepal restricted the political powers of the king, in May 2006.
  • In December 2007, the Parliament of Nepal took the decision to abolish monarchy.
  • In Nepal, touching anything with your feet is considered as an offence.