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About Nepal

Nepal FlagNepal is a mountainous landlocked country in southern Asia, in the Himalayas. It is bordered by China (Tibet Autonomous Region (Xizang)), and India by the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim.

With an area of 147,181 km² it is somewhat larger than 1.5 times the size of Portugal, or slightly larger than the U.S. state of Arkansas.

Nepal offers a variety of state of the art and high end geographical features, beginning with the Tarai in south, the flat river plain of the Ganges with a belt of marshy grasslands, savannas, and forests, the Tarai has a tropical to subtropical climate. The terrain changes then northwards to the central hill region (Pahad), the outer foothills of the Himalaya with an elevation between 600 m to 1,800 m, followed by the Mahabharat Range, some also call it the Lesser Himalaya, a major east-west mountain range with elevations from 1,500 to 2,700 m.

And then the peaks, the highlights of Nepal's geography, the majestic, rugged Himalayas in north, more than half of the highest mountains on Earth are located in the country, eight of the fourteen eight-thousanders, including Mount Everest, are either in whole or shared across a border with Tibet or India.

Nepal has a population 31 million (2016 est.). Largest city and national capital is Kathmandu.

Spoken languages: about half of the population speaks the official language Nepali, the rest is using one of the several other Tibeto-Burman languages.

Map is showing Nepal and the surrounding countries with international borders, provincial boundaries, zones, highest mountains, major rivers, the national capital Kathmandu, provincial capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads and major airports.

Border Countries:
China (Tibet Autonomous Region (Xizang), and India.

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Administrative Divisions of Nepal

Nepal's administrative divisions are as follows: there are so called Development Regions dividing Nepal in five parts: the Eastern Region (Purwanchal), region capital is Dhankuta, the Central Region (Madhyamanchal), region capital is Kathmandu, the Western Region (Pashchimanchal), region capital is Pokhara, the Mid-Western Region (Madhya Pashchimanchal), region capital is Birendranagar and Far-Western Region (Sudur Pashchimanchal), region capital is Dipayal.

The Development Regions are grouped in 14 administrative zones (capitals in parentheses):

Bagmati (Kathmandu), Bheri (Nepalgunj), Dhawalagiri (Baglung), Gandaki (Pokhara), Janakpur (Sindjulimadi), Karnali (Jumla), Koshi (Biratnagar), Lumbini (Butwal), Mahakali (Mahendranagar), Mechi (Ilam), Narayani (Hetauda), Rapti (Tulsipur), Sagarmatha (Rajbiraj), and Seti (Silghadi)

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Administrative Map of Nepal

Map based on a UN map. Source: UN Cartographic Section
Map shows the location of following Nepalese cities and towns:

Baglung, Baitadi, Beni, Bhaktapur, Bharatpur, Bhojpur, Bidur, Biratnagar, Birendranagar, Birgunj, Bisisahar, Butwal, Chainpur, Chame, Chandragadhi (Bhadrapur), Charikot, Chautara, Dadeldhura, DailekhIlam, Damauli, Darchula, Dhadingbesi, Dhangadhi, Dhankuta, Dharan, Dhulikhel, Dhunche, Dikte, Dipayal, Duinai, Gaighat, Gamagadhi, Gaur, Ghorahi, Gorkha, Gulariya, Hetauda, Inaruwa, Jajarkot, Jaleswor, Janakpur, Jomosom (Jomsom; Dzongsam), Jumla, Jumlikhalanga, Kalaiya, Kathmandu, Khandbari, Kusma, Liwang, Lumbini, Mahendranagar, Malangawa, Manma, Martadi, Nepalgunj, Okhaldhunga, Parasi, Patan (officially Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; pop. 160,000), Phidim, Pokhara (Nepal's second largest city; pop. 250,000), Pyuthan, Rajbiraj, Ramechhap, Salleri, Salyan, Sandhikharka, Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa), Silghadi, Simikot, Sindjulimadi, Siraha, Syangja, Tamghas, Tansen, Taplejung, Taulihawa, Terhathum, and Tulsipur.

The map shows the location of some of the world's highest mountains:

Annapurna, 8,091 m (26,545 ft) ranked 10th; Api, 7,132 m; (23,399 ft); Cho Oyu, 8,201 m (26,906 ft)  ranked 6th; Dhaulagiri, 8,167 m (26,795 ft) ranked 7th; Kangchenjunga, 8,586 m (28,169 ft) ranked 3rd; Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); ranked 4th), Makalu, 8,463 m (27,766 ft) ranked 5th; Manaslu, 8,156 m (26,759 ft) ranked 8th; Mount Everest, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) ranked 1st; Nuptse, 7,861 m (25,791 ft); Saipal, 7,619 m (24,997 ft), and Shishapangma (officially: Xixiabangma, 8,013 m (26,289 ft) ranked 14th.
More about Nepal:

 Annotated satellite view and map of Mount Everest

Satellite View and Map of Kathmandu (capital city)

Satellite View and Map of Nepal

Nepal Country Profile

Nepal in Figures
Nepal key statistical data.

Map of Southeast Asia

Map of Asia
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