Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India.
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History of Nepal
Geography of Nepal
Nepal is of roughly trapezoidal shape, 800 kilometres (497 mi) long and 200 kilometres (124 mi) wide, with an area of 147,181 km2 (56,827 sq mi). See List of territories by size for the comparative size of Nepal. It lies between latitudes 26° and 31°N, and longitudes 80° and 89°E.
Nepalese Armed Forces
Nepal’s military consists of the Nepalese Army, which includes the Nepalese Army Air Service. Nepalese Police Force is the civilian police and the Armed Police Force Nepal is the paramilitary force. Service is voluntary and the minimum age for enlistment is 18 years.
Economy of Nepal
Nepal’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2008 was estimated at over $12 billion (adjusted to Nominal GDP), making it the 115th-largest economy in the world. Agriculture accounts for about 40% of Nepal’s GDP, services comprise 41% and industry 22%. Agriculture employs 76% of the workforce, services 18% and manufacturing/craft-based industry 6%.
Demographics of Nepal
Nepal’s population has grown from 9 million people in 1950 to 29 million in 2010. At the time of the 1981 census, the total population of Nepal was 15 million, the average family was made up of 5.8 persons.
Nepal is a multilingual society.
These data are largely derived from Nepal’s 2001 census results published in the Nepal Population Report 2002.