Nepal, officially the federal democratic republic of Nepal is a south Asian country located in the Himalayas. The neighbouring countries include India and China. Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land area, covering 147,181 square kilometres. Hosting around 30 million people, Nepal occupies 41st position among the most populous countries of the world. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. Nepali is the official language.
Nepal is divided into 5 major regions which include 14 zones and 75 districts.
Eastern Region, Central Region, Western Region, Mid-Western Region and Far-Western Region are the five main regions of Nepal.
The fourteen zones include Bagmati, Bheri, Dhawalagiri, Gandaki, Janakpur, Karnali, Kosi, Lumbini, Mahakali, Mechi, Narayani, Rapti, Sagarmatha and Seti.
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Patan, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Dharan Bazar, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Dhangarhi and Butwal are the major cities of Nepal.
Mountains cover around 75% of Nepal’s land area. There are three distinct physiographic areas in Nepal, which includes The Tarai Region, the Hill Region and the Himalayan Region. The Himalayan region includes 202 mountains with elevations ranging from 6000 to more than 8000 metres. Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 29,035 ft is located in the Himalayas. Kanchan Kalan is the lowest point in Nepal. It is situated in the Tarai Region.
Beeshazar Tal, Gajedi Taal, Ghodaghodi Tal, Gokyo, Gorakshep, Gosaikunda, Jagdishpur Reservoir, Phewa, Phoksundo, Rara and Tilicho Lake are the major lakes of Nepal.
Rivers of Nepal include Anoma, Bheri, Bhote Kosh, Dudh Kosi, East Rapti, Hongu, Gandaki, Kamala, Kankai, Lakhandei, Rohni, Seti, Siswa and West Rapti River.
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