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Nepal At Glance

GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 147,181 Sq.Km.
Location : Longitude 80°4' east to 30°27'
Latitude 26°22' north to 30°27' north
Border : China to the north
India to the South, east and west
Extent : Average length 885 km. east to west
Average width 193 km. north to south
Capital : Kathmandu
Population : 23.2 Million

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Administration Division : 5 development regions, m 14 zones & 75 districts
Village Dev. Committees : 3915 (2001/02)
Municipalities : 58(2001/02)
Regional Dev.t Centers : Dhankuta, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Birendranagar,
Dipayal

OTHER INFORMATION
Human Development Index Value : 0.534 (2005)
GDP Per Capita (ppp) : 1550 US $ (2005)
RoadwayLength : 17280 Km. (2004/05)
Railway Length : 52 Km. (2005/06)
Total Airports : 46 (2005/06)
     
 
RESOURCE INFORMATION  
Natural resources : Water, Forest, Minerals and Soil
Water power potentiality : 83,000 MW
Forest areas : About 29%
Minerals : Iron, Lead, Copper, Mica,
Magnesite
Hydropower production : 560 MW (2006/07)

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Topography : Mountain and Hills 77%, Tarai 23%
Highest peak : Sagarmatha (Mt.Everest) 8,848 Meter
Lowest part : Jhapa, Kechana, 59 meter Distance to
Nearest sea : About 500 km.
Ecological region : Mountain, Hill, Tarai
Major River    
System : Koshi, Gandaki, Karnali
Major lakes : Rara, Phewa, Begnas, She- Phoksundo, Tilicho, Gosain Kunda
Major Glaciers : Khumbu, Langtang, Barun, yalung
Major Mountain  
Passes : Kodari, Rasuwa, Namja, Tinkar
Climate : Sub-tropical monsoon
Major peaks : Sagarmatha (8,848 m.)
Kanchanjangha (8,598m.)
Lho Tse (8,516m.), Yalung Kang (8,505m.),
Makalu (8,463 m.), Cho Oyu (8,201m.),
Dhawalagiri (8,167m.),
Manasalu (8,163m.), Annapurna (8,091m.)
 
 
 

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