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Country FlagNepal

Mother And Motherland Are Dearer Than The Heavens.



Population: 29,391,883 (2011)
Land Area: 147,181 sq km
Natural Resources: Quartz, water, timber, hydro power, scenic beauty, lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore
Capital: Kathmandu
Political System: Democratic Republic
State Leader: Jhala Nath Khanal (2011)
Head of Government: Baburam Bhattarai (2011)
Languages: Nepali, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Magar, Awadhi
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Major Religions: Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, Other 0.,9%
Major Ethnicities: Chhettri 15.5%, Brahman-Hill 12.5%, Magar 7%, Tharu 6.6%, Tamang 5.5%, Newar 5.4%, Muslim 4.2%, Kami 3.9%, Yadav 3.9%, Other 32.7%, Unspecified 2.8%
Life Expectancy: 66.16 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 15.11 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 35.31 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 33%, Industry 15%, Services 52% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 75%, Industry 7%, Services 18% (2010)
Industries: Tourism, carpets, textiles, small rice, jute, sugar, oilseed mills, cigarettes, cement, brick production
Agriculture Products: Rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, jute, root crops; milk, water buffalo meat
Human Development Index: 0.458 (157th)
Tourism Revenue: 260 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 46% (2008)

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Army Size: 69 000 (2004)
Budget: 1.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Nepal is located in South Asia. Nepal is bordered by China and India. Nepal's economy is under-developed, however with the 2008 revolution the country might be on the right track, but it all remains to be seen. For now Nepal's economy revolves mainly around agriculture, tourism is weak but growing.

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CIA World Factbook: Nepal
Wikipedia: Nepal

Updated on: December 26, 2011