Nepal at glance

  • Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Head of state: President, Rt. Hon. Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Head of government: Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'
  • National Day: Ashwin 3 (20 September)
  • National Anthem: Sayaun Thunga Phulka
    "Made of Hundreds of Flowers"
  • Official language: Nepali
  • Location: 26º22' North to 30º27' North and 80º4' East to 88º12' East
  • Time Zone: GMT + 5.45
  • Area: 147,181 Square Km.
  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
  • Official language: Nepali (English is widely used in business and profession)
  • Population: 26.49 million (Tarai: 50.3%, Hilly: 43.0%, Mountain: 6.7%)
  • Growth Rate: 1.35%
  • Population Density: 180 per Sq.km
  • Urban Population: 17%
  • Rural Population: 83%
  • Household Size: 4.88
  • Sex Ratio: 94.2 (male per hundred female)
  • Working age population: 56.9%
  • Literacy Rate: 65.9%
    Average Life Expectancy: 67 years
  • Religion: Hinduism (80.62%)  Buddhism (10.74%), Islam (4.4%), Christianity (1.42%)
  • Weather and Climate: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November), Winter (December-February)