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Nepal is officially the Federal Democratic Republic country from 2008. The scholars believed that the word “Nepal” was derived from the word “Nepa” which referred to the Newar Kingdom, the present day Kathmandu Valley. The Newar word Nepa became Nepal with Sanskritization. Before the advent of Shah Dynasty, all the inhabitants of Kathmandu Valley and its peripheries (called Nepa) were referred as Newars.

 

Nepal is not only the birth place of Lord Buddha and country of Mt. Everest but also the land of brave Gurkha soldiers and the play ground of mystical snowman 'yeti'. Nepal is a country with one of the most diverse and rich cultures and traditions in the world. It is equally drivers in its flora and fauna. People belonging to various ethnic groups have been living here peacefully side by side for thousands of years. Nepal covers only 1,47,181 square kilometers and a population of approximately 30 million, by land mass Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest and the 41st most populous country in the world. The Nepalese people are of quite and gentle nature and are known for their hospitable behavior. Nepal is sandwiched and landlocked between two giant neighbors Republic of India to south, east & west and Republic of China to the north. It has maintained its very good relationship with both the countries. Nepal offers the best kind of adventures to the visitors, such as mountain climbing,  hill trekking, elephant riding, jungle safari, white river rafting etc. There adventures and provide just the right taste for the visitors or foreigners who are longing to enjoy their stay in Nepal, and that can be done within a few hours drive from Kathmandu valley itself.

 

The Nepalese Himalayans contains 8 of the 10 highest peaks on the earth including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest 8848m.), the tallest of all and deepest valleys as well as low elevation forests filled with rare animal species. Its river is wide, huge and they are potential to produce the largest hydropower in the world after Brazil. It has every kind of climate from extreme cold in the north to the tropical weather in the south. Kathmandu, the capital city experiences the weather, which is somewhat temperate.

 

Nepal enjoys possessing the nine-world heritage sites (cultural) offered by UNESCO including the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Nepalese art and architecture are of awe and wonder. Nepal has more than 61 ethnic groups and 70 spoken languages, all have their own culture and tradition. It is said "many temples as many houses and many god-goddess as many people" in the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is also the cultural and artistic heart of Nepal and contains some of the oldest and best preserved cities in the world.
 



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