Interesting Facts on Nepal

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Nepal
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William D. Jones MD, practices medicine in Oklahoma City, OK. A lover of travel, William D. Jones, MD has traveled to many countries including Nepal. Here are some quick facts about Nepal:

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. It borders China to the north and India to the south, east, and west.

With a population of 27 million, the country is the 41st most populous nation in the world.

There are 125 different ethnic groups in the country. The official language of Nepal is Nepali, which is spoken by up to 44.6% of the population.

The dominant religion practiced is Hindu, being subscribed to by 81% of the population.

Nepal’s calendar is 57 years, eight and a half months ahead, meaning the country is currently in the year 2071. They celebrate their New Year in mid-April.

Nepal has the world’s most dense population of historical sites.

The country is three-quarters covered by mountains. Eight of the world’s top ten highest mountains are found in the region, including Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

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