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A Diverse take on Nepal

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Aahana Bajracharya

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Transcript of A Diverse take on Nepal

Nepal
A Land rich in Geographical Diversity
Geographical Facts
Facts on Nature
Natural Beauty
Welcome to Nepal, land of the Himalayas
Area
147,181
sq kms
Slightly larger than the state of
Arkansas
Divided into three distinct regions
Himalayan Region
Hilly Region
Terai Region
With Landscapes varying from
60m
to
8848m
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
1200 monasteries
Tourism Industry and
Adventure sports
Mountaineering
Trekking
Bungee Jumping
Rafting
Paragliding
Mountain Flights
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
Population 30,485,798

"unity in diversity"

Major religions:
Hinduism
Buddhism
Others- Islam, Christianity
Occupation
Agriculture
Industries-
Tourism
Garment, textiles
Food and beverages
Metal manufactures
Herbs
Handicrafts
Culture & Festivals
People in the Himalayas
People in Hilly Region
People in Terai Region
Geographical reasons
Difficulties in equal distribution of infrastructures

We have resources but are lagging behind.
Why?

The Capital -Kathmandu
Pashupatinath
Swayambhunath
Boudhanath Stupa
Changunarayan Temple
More festivals than days in a year
NAMASTE
Flora and Fauna
Quick Facts
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
Art
Sculptures
Lhosar
Tihar
Chaurasi Byanjan- A Nepalese delicacy
Dashain
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
Traditional Attire
Aahana Bajracharya
Sunada Khadka
Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
28th February, 2013
NEPAL
Thank you
"Janani Janma Bhumischa Swargadapi Gariyasi"
Our Motherland is dearer to us than heaven.
The National Emblem
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