Friday, May 11, 2007

Nepal - The country itself

Location
Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

Area & Population
147,181 Sq. Kms & Approximately 22 Million

Latitude & Longitude
26'12' and 30'27' North & 80 degree 4' and 88 degree 12' East

Capital
Kathmandu

People
Over 40 Ethnic Groups & 70 Spoken Languages.

Topography
From the World's Deepest gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8850m.

Vegetation
Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain-forests to Alpine Deserts.

Climate
Climate ranges from sub-tropical in the low lands to Arctic higher altitudes.

Seasons
Winter (December - February)
Summer (March - May )
Monsoon (June - August)
Autumn (September - November)

National Bird & National Flower
Impean Pheasant (Danfe) & Rhododendron Arboreum (Lali Gurans)

World Heriatge Sites
Ten of which seven World Heritage Sites are situated within 20 kms. Of radius, in the Kathmandu Valley.

Flora and Founa
840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential bird, 8% of the world's population of birds.

Home to Endangered Species Like
Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned rhino, Snow - Leopard, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Assamese Macaque, Gangetic Dolphin, Wolf, Wild Elephant, Giant Horn - Bill, Swamp Deer, Wild Yak, Tibetan Antelope, Black Buck, Four Horned antelope, Musk Deer, Pigmy Hog, Haspid Hare, Pangolin, Gharial, Indian Bustart, Saras Crane, Impean Pheasant, Python etc.

A Living Cultural Heritage Nepal's Heritage is alive and dynamic. Shamanism, Pan-animism & Witch-craft are still practiced in remote regions. Temples, shrines, monuments and monasteries are extremely active with devotees burning butter-lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple bells and playing drums.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for translating Danfe & Lali Gurans. Also I never knew that Dolphin are there in Nepal too..
Excellent work !!!

Now its time to criticize...
You need to add some pics here.. just to force people to visit Nepal in coming holidays.. :), pics will give lot more weight to your statements.
What about national song?
Places to visit?

Above two are very important because i also wanna know :D

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Deependra

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