Nepal flag information
Description flag of Nepal
red with a blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles; the smaller, upper triangle bears a white stylized moon and the larger, lower triangle bears a white 12-pointed sun
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Official country name
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Sanghiya Loktantrik Ganatantra Nepal (long)
Nepalese (singular and plural) (noun) Nepal (adjective)
Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% (2001 census)
many in government and business also speak English (2001 est.)
federal democratic republic
29,519,114 ranked 42, (data 2008)
strategic location between China and India; contains eight of world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga - the world's tallest and third tallest - on the borders with China and India respectively. The lowest point is Kanchan Kalan 70 m.
2,926km, China 1,236 km, India 1,690 km.
14 zones (anchal, singular and plural); Bagmati, Bheri, Dhawalagiri, Gandaki, Janakpur, Karnali, Kosi, Lumbini, Mahakali, Mechi, Narayani, Rapti, Sagarmatha, Seti
1768 (unified by Prithvi Narayan SHAH)