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Transcript of Nepal

"Roof of the World'' Nepal Nepal's Main Facts: Capital: Kathmandu
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Religions: Buddhism/Hinduism
Total Area 54,363 (sq miles)/140,800 (sq kilometers)
Population: 26,494,504 (2011 census)
Official Language: Nepali/Nepalese Language Most people also speak English due to the amount of tourists.
Over 100 different languages and dialects are spoken.
59% of population is literate(2005-2012) Welcome: (swagatam)
Hello/Goodbye (namaste)
How are you? (tapaaii/timi lai kasto cha?) Kathmandu Population of 2012: 1,006,656 people Population density: 19,500 per km². Elevation: 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) Surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragir. Back bone to the country's economy because of tourism. Himalayan Mountains Fun Facts! Covers 75% of Nepal’s land. Altitude of 4,570 m (about 15,000 ft). Home to 9/14 tallest mountain peaks in the world, including the tallest mountain, Mount Everest.
It is because of this that Nepal is nicknamed "The Roof of the World". Mount Everest Creates many opportunities for Nepal to make money. (Tourism) Elevation: 29,035 feet (8850 meters) A popular ‘fast food’ is the Momo. Dumplings made from flour and water filled with different fillings (chicken, meat or vegetables) either fried or steamed and served with a dipping sauce.
one of the few places on earth where you can see both the Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros.
Nepal is the birthplace for the Lord Buddha. Lumbini and a pilgrimage for many devout Buddhists.
Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers.
The Nepali flag is the only nation with non-quadrilateral flag.The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. Called "Sagarmatha" in the Nepali Language, which means goddess of the sky. Fun Facts Popular ‘fast food’ is the Momo.
Dumplings filled with different fillings (meat or vegetables) and served with a dipping sauce. Nepal is the only nation without a four sided flag.
The two triangles symbolize the Himalayan Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. One of the few places on earth where you can see both the Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros at once. Literacy rate within the city: 98% (Nepal's Flag) Temperatures range from a high of 0°F (about -18° C) in July to a low of -76°F (-60°C) in January. Agriculture Creates work opportunities for 78% of the population. Crops and farming styles vary depending on altitude and climate conditions. Many homes rely on agriculture and related activities for survival. Nepal and the U.S. Nepal and America established diplomatic relations in 1948. U.S. center their assistance towards Nepal on building a democratic society. America works with Nepal to increase their ability to make contributions to regional and global security. Nepal contributes most of the troops to international peacekeeping tasks. Women here normally do more of the farm work than the men do. Stays covered in snow year round.
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