If you’re lucky enough to be moving to the Himalayas or you have friends or family that live on the shores of the Ganges, take a look at these 22 interesting facts about Nepal and impress the locals with your extensive knowledge!
In fact, Nepal is home to 8 of the world’s highest mountain peaks!
It’s possible to witness a plethora of wildlife in Nepal, including the Asiatic Rhino, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Crocodile, Sambar Deer, Leopards, Tigers and over 800 species of birdlife!
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
The official languages of Nepal are Nepali and English, although a total of 123 languages are spoken in this majestic country!
Nepalese Rupee is the official currency here.
The average life span here is 59 years.
The Nepalese flag is the only flag in the world that isn’t quadrilateral (meaning it’s not a rectangle)!
Since 1815 Nepalese Gurkha soldiers have been an integral part of the British Army!
Street Market, Nepal
Nepal grows rice, wheat, corn and sugarcane; they also rear cattle and produce milk.
Its industry consists of tourism, textiles, carpets, jute, sugar, rice, cigarettes and the production of cement and bricks.
Nepal exports clothing, carpets, leather goods, grain and jute goods.
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