Nepal is a small and beautiful country located mainly in the Himalayan region and between two big countries India and China. It borders China in the northern side and India on the east-west and south face and also a landlocked country. There are so many amazing facts about Nepal that the whole world is still unknown about it.
Some of the amazing facts about Nepal are:
Extreme territory among giants:
Nepal is a small country that has territory up to only two big countries India and China. China is on the northern side and India on rest faces.
48th largest country by population and 93rd by area:
The population of Nepal is about 30 million by which it becomes the 48th largest country in the world by population. Whereas the area of Nepal is only 147181 square km and becomes the 93rd largest country in the world by area. Over 123 different languages are spoken in Nepal which is relatively higher than in other countries.
One of the oldest civilization in the world:
Kirat civilization is supposed to be one of the oldest civilizations that still exists in the world that were associated with the history of Nepal for thousands of years. The kirats were also mentioned in one of the greatest epic Mahabharata. This is one of the amazing facts of Nepal that they still exist in Nepal in the 21st century. The Kirat ruled for about 1325 yrs. according to the history of Nepal.
The capital city of Nepal, living goddess and slaughter of cow:
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is believed to be a big lake in ancient times. Nepal is the only country where we can see living goddess KUMARI and worship. Along with this, another amazing fact about Nepal is that the slaughter of Cow is illegal. The cow is a national animal and also worshiped as a goddess by Hindus. Most of the people of Nepal are Hindu, so slaughtering of the cow is illegal in eye of law and by religion.
Birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha:
One of the most amazing facts is that most of the people in the world are still unaware of the Birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Light of Asia, Gautam Buddha was born at Lumbini Nepal.
The country where all religion co-exists together:
Nepal- most people are Hindu even lord Gautam Buddha was born here. We can find people of all religions in Nepal and they exist together in society. History of Nepal shows that the people of different religions have never fought in the name of religion. It is one of the interesting and amazing facts of Nepal.
Flag and map of Nepal:
Another amazing fact about Nepal is the map of Nepal which is similar to the map of Portugal. If we rotate map of Nepal to 90 degrees clockwise it resembles similar to each other. Whereas the flag of Nepal is triangular is the shape that is unique than the rest of the world. Both sun and moon designs are found on the map of Nepal.
Country of brave Gurkhas:
Nepal is the homeland of a world-famous brave and fearless army know as brave Gurkhas in the world. So, Nepal has never been colonized by any country.
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Deepest gorge and deepest valley in the world:
Another amazing fact about Nepal is that the deepest gorge in the world is found in Nepal. The gorge is also known as Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha gorge which separates two major peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. If we measure the depth of canyon by the difference between the river height and height of highest peak on either side the gorge is the deepest gorge in the world.
Likewise, Arun valley is known as the deepest valley of the world and famous for birds’ inhabitants. We can find about 650 species of birds and 800 species of butterflies along with the world’s largest moth Atlas moth in this valley.
Holiday on Saturday and calendar of Nepal:
All most of the countries in the world have a policy of providing holiday on Sunday but in the case of Nepal, Saturday is official government holiday. Beside this calendar of Nepal is almost 57 year forward from English calendar. Nepal follows its own calendar along with the international calendar.
Amazon of Asia with a variety of species :
Nepal is also known as Amazon of Asia where 37% of the total area covered with green forest.it is home for different endangered birds and animals as well as the plant. About 870 species of birds are found in Nepal which is greater than those of Europe and North Africa combined together. Another amazing fact of Nepal that about 5980 flowering plants, 650 species of butterflies and 6000 rivers and rivulets are found here. It is also home for some endangered species like one-horned rhinoceros, red panda, Bengal tiger as well as spiny babbler which is only found in Nepal.
Existence of yeti- snowman:
It is believed that the mountain man also known as yeti are found in high Himalayas of Nepal. The footprints of the snowman are recorded at different periods of time.
Country of mountains:
One of the greatest amazing facts about Nepal is that it is also called the country of mountains. There are over 1310 peaks above 6000m and 8 mountains above 8000m. There are only 14 mountains above 8000 m out of which 8 are found in Nepal along with world tallest mountain Mount Everest.
Highest lake on the earth:
Tilicho Lake situated at the Manang district of Nepal is a lake at the highest altitude of 4919m in the Annapurna range. Tilicho Lake is important for its religious value and for tourism.
Some other amazing fact about Nepal:
- The Internet speed of Nepal is one of the slowest in the world.
- Elephant polo game was originated from Nepal.
- World 2nd highest bungee jumping is located in Nepal.
- The world’s tallest statue of Mahadev is in Nepal.
- The age of the Kaligandaki River is more than that of mountains which are located in Nepal.
- Nepal is the country with a large altitude variation that ranges from 59m to 8848m.