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A Diverse take on Nepal
Transcript of A Diverse take on Nepal
A Land rich in Geographical Diversity
Facts on Nature
Welcome to Nepal, land of the Himalayas
Slightly larger than the state of
Divided into three distinct regions
With Landscapes varying from
39% of the land covered by forests
23% reserved as protected areas
848 species of birds
319 species of orchids
500 species of butterflies
Home to rare species of animals -One horned Rhino, the Royal Bengal Tiger, red panda
A Land of Cultural Diversity
103 ethnic groups
92 spoken languages and dialects
Over 3000 temples
Tourism Industry and
Facts on Nepal
Currency- Nepalese Rupee
Official Language- Nepali
A secular and sovereign nation
(it's not a part of India, it never was)
4 world heritage sites
7 UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley
Nepal as a developing country
As many temples as houses
As many gods as people
People of Nepal
"unity in diversity"
Others- Islam, Christianity
Food and beverages
Culture & Festivals
People in the Himalayas
People in Hilly Region
People in Terai Region
Difficulties in equal distribution of infrastructures
We have resources but are lagging behind.
The Capital -Kathmandu
More festivals than days in a year
Flora and Fauna
Home to 8 of the World’s highest peaks including Mt.Everest
Birthplace of Gautam Buddha
Only country in the World with a non rectangular flag
Land of Living Goddess Kumari
Chaurasi Byanjan- A Nepalese delicacy
History of Nepal
Nepal was founded by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the year 1768 AD.
The Shah dynasty lasted for 240 Years until 2006.
Forming the federal democratic republic of Nepal since then.
AXIS-The International Club of Wesleyan College
Credits: Nepal Tourism Board
Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
28th February, 2013
"Janani Janma Bhumischa Swargadapi Gariyasi"
Our Motherland is dearer to us than heaven.
The National Emblem