Guide to NEPAL
NEPAL which official name is State of Nepal or Nepal, is a country from Asia located at the Southern Asia, between China and India. NEPAL with 2,926 km sq km, limits with: China 1,236 km, India 1,690 km; and is divided in 14 zones . NEPAL's capital is Kathmandu which is the most populated city with about 790,612 inhabitants.
History of NEPAL
NEPAL's government is parliamentary democracy; a Constitutional monarchy with a Ceremonial government type, with King Gyanendra (suspended); acting head of state Girija Prasad Koirala as head of state and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala as head of government.
Other symbols of NEPAL are Nepalese motto " Sanskrit, Mother and motherland are greater than heaven Nepalese anthem "Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka Nepalese flag.Nepalese flag is composed by red with a blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles; the smaller, upper triangle bears a white stylized moon and the larger, lower triangle bears a white 12-pointed sun .
NEPAL's history is quite long: In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist insurgency, launched in 1996, gained traction and threatened to bring down the regime, especially after a negotiated cease-fire between the Maoists and government forces broke down in August 2003. In 2001, the crown prince massacred ten members of the royal family, including the king and queen, and then took his own life. In October 2002, the new king dismissed the prime minister and his cabinet for "incompetence" after they dissolved the parliament and were subsequently unable to hold elections because of the ongoing insurgency. While stopping short of reestablishing parliament, the king in June 2004 reinstated the most recently elected prime minister who formed a four-party coalition government. Citing dissatisfaction with the government's lack of progress in addressing the Maoist insurgency and corruption, the king in February 2005 dissolved the government, declared a state of emergency, imprisoned party leaders, and assumed power. The king's government subsequently released party leaders and officially ended the state of emergency in May 2005, but the monarch retained absolute power until April 2006. After nearly three weeks of mass protests organized by the seven-party opposition and the Maoists, the king allowed parliament to reconvene on 28 April 2006. Following the November 2006 peace accord between the government and the Maoists, an interim constitution was promulgated and the Maoists were allowed to enter parliament in mid-January 2007. Parliamentary elections, orginally planned for June 2007, were postponed to November 2007.
NEPAL has an area of 147,181Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 143,181 sq km of land and 4,000 sq km of water. Nepalese geography is known by it's Tarai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north . This makes Nepalese's land specially proclive to severe thunderstorms, flooding, landslides, drought, and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons.
Guide to travel to NEPAL
If you are thinking on traveling to NEPAL, you will have to take in consideration some points like NEPAL's currency, NEPAL's weather, NEPAL's national holiday and NEPAL's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. NEPAL`s currency is called rupee ( NRs), which is divided in 100 paise
NEPAL's weather is characterized to be varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to NEPAL.
You can also consider to visit NEPAL on it's national holiday to get in NEPAL's culture. If you do so, NEPAL's national holiday is called in 2006, Parliament abolished the birthday of King GYANENDRA and Constitution Day as national holidays.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of NEPAL: Mount Everest 8,850 m. And try also to get to NEPAL's lowest point: Kanchan Kalan 70 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit NEPAL's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to NEPAL, with more than 48 airports and 5 airlines, you will get to NEPAL without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. NEPAL has about59 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
NEPAL is known by Nepaleses as Nepal or in the shortened way. Nepalese, about 28,901,790 people, are composed by different ethnics: Chhettri 15.5%, Brahman-Hill 12.5%, Magar 7%, Tharu 6.6%, Tamang 5.5%, Newar 5.4%, Muslim 4.2%, Kami 3.9%, Yadav 3.9%, other 32.7%, unspecified 2.8% (2001 census). And they also have different languages: Nepali.
Another relevant point nowadays it's NEPAL's religion. Nepaleses are divided in Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census).
But if want to know more about NEPAL's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Nepalese novelists' books like Samrat Upadhyay .
Videos of Nepal
See some viedos of Nepal's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
Latest News of Nepal
|WWF Nepal celebrates 20 years of conservation partnerships
WWF Nepal celebrated its 20 years of office (1993-2013) by recognising partnerships, from the national to the grassroots level, that helped shape Nepalâ€™s conservation landscape.
|Nepal, India to discuss cross-border crime
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepal and India have decided to discuss cross-border crime to curb this menace on the 1,700-km border shared by the two countries, an official said here Sunday.
|Nepal plane crash injures 21, including 9 Japanese
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) â€” A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, and all 21 people including nine Japanese tourists on board survived with injuries, police said.
|Nepal plane crash injures 21, including 8 Japanese
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) â€” A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, and all 21 people on board, including eight Japanese tourists, survived with injuries, police said.
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