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Michael De Francesco

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By Michael De Francesco Nepal Where is Nepal? What Is The
Currency Imports And
Exports Bordering
Countries The currency of Nepal is the "Nepal Rupee". The symbol
for this currency is: Imports The bordering countries of Nepal are India and China.
India in the South and China in the North. Nepal can be found between China and
India. Nepal is located in the continent
of Asia with the longitude and latitude
of 28° North and 84° East. The capital
of Nepal is Kathmandu. Nepal has just
over 2.3 million people. 100 Praisa = 1 Rupee -Petroleum
-Machinery Exports -Carpets
-Leather Goods
-Jute Goods
-Tea Climate In Nepal, the climate in the South is warmer than
in the North. In the South, the Summers are
tropical and the Winters are mild.
In the North, the Summers are cool and the Winters
are severely cold. System
of Government This is
the Nepalese
flag Geographical
Features Some geographical features of Nepal are
the Himalayas. The Himalayas are located
in the north of the country. Some
mountains are:
Kanchenjunga (8586 m)
Lhotse (8516 m)
Makalu (8463 m)
And many more The Himalayas contain eight
of the 14 tallest mountains
in the world.

Including Mt. Everest Religion Since Nepal is wedged between India
and China, it has a mix of Hinduism
and Buddhism. In the capital city
of Kathmandu, there are Buddhist
and Hindu temples scattered throughout.
There is also a religion named "Shamanism", a religion practiced by the
mountain people. Traditional
Food Hinduism Hinduism is a religion that originated in India
about 3500 years ago.
people who practice Hinduism believe in karma,
eg. if you make fun of someone, something
bad will happen to you.
In Hinduism, you will see many Gods, not one. Some Hindu Gods Shiva - Shiva is the god of destroying
and reproducing, and one of the most
important Gods of Nepal. Shiva was
a dancer, one dance that he did created
the world. if you are Shiva's enemy,
bad things will happen. Myths and Legends One myth of the Himalaya is the yeti, or the
Abominable Snowman. The yeti is like Bigfoot but white. The yeti has been claimed
to be seen by travelers in the mountains in Nepal. These travelers have no proof, making this creature still a myth. Festivals Losar - Naga Panchami
Magh Sankrant - Gai Jatra
Maha Shivaratri - Krishna Jayanti
Chaitra Dasain - Indra Jatra
Bisket Jatra - Pachali Bhairab Jatra
Buddha Jayanti - Tihar
Deepawali - Newari New Year
Bhai Tika - Dasain
Haribodhini Ekadashi - Mahalakshmi Puga
Mani Rimdu - Bala Chaturdashi
Sita Bibaha Panchami Nepal is a republic country, there is a
President and a Prime Minister. The President
has complete control and the Prime Minister
looks after the law.
Before 2008, Nepal had a King (Monarchy)
in 2008, the Monarchy system was gone
for good. Dhido
Jand (Traditional Liquor)
Chiura (Beaten Rice)
Syabaji (Beaten Puffed Rice)
Golfuki (Puffed Rice)
Lawa Khatte
Khir (Rice Pudding)
Puwa (Nepali Puwa)
Raski (Traditional Liquor) Buddhism Shamanism Shamanism is a religion practiced by
people in the mountain regions. This
religion was established over 50 000
years ago. It splits the world into 3 regions,
the Upper World, the Middle World and the
Lower World. There are spiritual creatures
in this religion that are kept away by healers. Ecosystems
(Fauna) Buddhism is not a religion. Buddhism was
founded in 500 BC, in Northern India. The
Buddha we know today is the fourth one.
Buddhism is about finding the path to enlightenment, if you do, then you become
the Buddha. Ganesha: Ganesha is a god with an elephant
head and six arms. Ganesha's vehicle is a rat.
Ganesha creates the faith to avoid all obstacles.
Ganesha is the god of prosperity and wisdom. Hanuman: Hanuman is a monkey god known for courage, power
and his faithful service. Hanuman fought demons and animals.
Hanuman's statues are placed at entrances to protect the
building. Vishnu is a popular god. Vishnu has four
arms. In each arm an item is held. A conch
shell, a disk-like weapon, a stick-like weapon
and a lotus flower. Vishnu's vehicle is a
man-bird named "Garuda". Brahma: Brahma is one god with four arms
and four heads, representing his all-seeing presence.
Four Vedas are supposed to by coming from his
mouth. Vedas is the old scriptures of Hinduism. Geography Nepal is quite a small country compared to the
rest of the world. Recent Natural
Disasters March 21: Lightning in Nepal claims 5, including 2 kids
At least five people have died in lightning strikes in Nepal.
March 14: Landslide in Jumla, Nepal
Landslide in Badki VDC of Jumla, Nepal has killed eight people.
March 6: Moderate earthquake in Western Nepal
Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Pokhara, Birendranagar, Dhangadi and Butwal.

February 2013
February 6: Lightning in Bajura, Nepal
Lightning has killed two in Bajura district of Nepal.

January 2013
January 10: Cold wave in Nepal
Cold wave in Nepal has killed so far 60 people this winter season.
January 7: Extreme cold in Kathmandu, Nepal
Mercury has fallen below zero in capital Kathmandu of Nepal for first time in five years. Traditional
Costumes A Traditional costume for men is the "Duara Suruwal".
This costume is the national costume of Nepal. This
costume has been worn by men for centuries. The national costume for women
is the "Fariya Cholo". All these
costumes were worn daily, but
now worn on special occasions. Ram Baran Yadav Ram Baran Yadav is the Nepalese president.
He was elected in July, 2008. He is he countries
first president because Nepal was a monarchy,
meaning no president. Ram was born on February 4th, 1948. He qualified as a doctor
and began his political career while studying medicine. Yadav
was part of the struggle of democracy, it cost him nine months
in jail. His parents are Thani Yadav and Ram Rati Yadav. Environment The average temperature in Nepal is 18`C.
The environment is cold and mountainous.
There are many farms and crops throughout
Nepal. The rainfall varies from 2500mm of
rain to 160mm of rain per year. There are
also tropical savannas, sub-tropical biomes
and forests. When the land reaches higher
altitudes there is mostly shrub land,
rocks and ice. One major ecosystem in Nepal
is the mountain region. At the lower areas
of the mountains (500m-1000m) there are
animals such as Greater One-horned Rhinoceros,
Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, sloth bears and
Indian leopards. At the higher regions (1000m-2000m)
there are tigers and leopards and herds of
grazing antelopes. When the land slopes higher (1500m-3000m) you will find 58 species of mammals including the brown bear and endangered species of goats. At the highest peaks there are Snow Leopards, Himalayan Blue Sheep and Himalayan Musk Deer. Culture Some rituals of Nepal are that
people eat with their right hand
and wipe their bottom with their
left. People also use no cutlery
when they eat. Nepal is very rich in culture.
there is dance and music and
lots of festivals and celebrations Ecosystems
(Flora) At the lower mountains (500m-1000m) there is flora such as Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests, tall riverside grasslands, savannas and evergreen and deciduous trees. At higher altitudes (1000m-2000m) there are Himalayan subtropical pine forests, thin woodlands of drought-resistant Pine trees and a ground cover of thick grass. When it gets even higher
(1500m-3000m) there is flora such as Fir trees, oaks trees, birch trees and Pine trees.
At the top of mountains (4000m-5500m) there
are rhododendrons and other smaller plants. How does
Nepal stand
out to the
world? Nepal stands out in the
world because of the widely
known Himalayas and the
famous Mt. Everest. With
Mt. Everest being the tallest peak on Earth.
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