Nepal is located in the southern part of the Asian continent. It lies between China and India. So, it’s called a yam between two stones. It has a territory of 147,181 square kms. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Nepal is famous as the birth-place of Gautam Buddha and the country of Mt. Everest. Nepal is a democratic nation with a multi-party system.
Nepal is a land-locked country. It is geographically divided into three regions. There is the mountains region of the north which is full of snow-capped mountains. People from different countries all over the world come to Nepal to see the spectacular views the mountains offer and to enjoy mountaineering. In the middle of the country there is the hill region, wich is full of green hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, streams, springs, etc. In the south, there are the plains, or “Terai”. This region consists of forests and fertile lands. This region is called the foodstore of Nepal.
There is a population of about 23 million people in Nepal. Most of them are farmers. People follow the Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslim, and Christian religions. People from many different ethnic groups live here. They have their own language, culture and lifestyle. But there is a peace, tolerance and brotherhood among them all. They share sorrow and happiness.
Pokhara, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, etc. are the main cities of Nepal. Kathmandu, lumbini, Pokhara, Dolpa, Solukhumbu, Chitwan, Annapurna, Muktinath, Gosaikunda etc. are also places worth seeing in Nepal. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit Nepal annually.