Country Fact File

The facts and figures

  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Population: 28.09 million (2018)
  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
  • Time Zone: GMT + 5.45
  • International dialling code: +977
  • Languages: Nepali, although Nepal has over 30 languages

The Fun stuff


  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal by Barbara J Scot
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan


  • Visit the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara: Pokhara is a must-visit city in itself and for those who have an interest in climbing, the museum in a great insight in to the history of the mountains.
  • Adrenalin sports: Nepal is an amazing destination for adrenalin sports fanatics offering opportunities for all abilities in activities like mountain biking, white water rafting and of course, trekking.
  • Eat: Daal Bhaat, boiled rice with a lentil sauce accompanied by curried vegetables (tarkaari)

Did you know?

  • Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains
  • Nepal's flag is the only national flag in the world that is not rectangular in shape
  • The country's national flower is the rhododendron
  • The Gurkhas take their name from the 8th century Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath

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