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Interesting Facts about Nepal

Nepal Interesting Facts

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Nepal:

  • The Lord Buddha was born in Nepal.
  • Eight of the top ten mountains on earth are found in Nepal.
  • The tallest lake, highest peak, deepest lake, highest valley, deepest gorge, and many more may be found in Nepal's amazing terrain.
  • The highest concentration of world heritage sites is found in Nepal.
  • The triangular flag of Nepal is the only one in existence. The most well-liked quick meal is momo. Momo is a flour-based pastry that can be filled with chicken, pork, or vegetables.
  • Hindus make up over 80% of the population of Nepal.
  • Nepal is home to many different languages and cultures. Nepal contains over 120 languages and over 80 different ethnic groups.
  • It is forbidden to kill a cow in Nepal since the animal is revered as the goddess Laxmi.
  • Nepal is the home of Kumari, the only living goddess.
  • Ten World Heritage Sites have been designated by UNESCO as being located in Nepal. Seven of the ten historic sites are found in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Heritage sites were categorized by UNESCO into many categories. They are the heritages of religion, culture, and nature.
  • The Bikram Sambat calendar, which Nepal uses, is one of its own. The Gregorian calendar is 56.7 years behind the Bikram Sambat calendar.
  • In Nepal, there are a few extreme locations. Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at 4,919 meters above sea level, is one of them. It is the location that attracts tourists the most.
  • The most unsafe airport in the world is Lukla Airport. The flight takes between 40 and 50 minutes from the capital city. The entrance to Mount Everest is at Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing-Hilary Airport.
  • Nepal's national animal is the cow. Hindus consider cows to be sacred. In Nepal, it is against the law to kill cows for meat. This is so because Hinduism is practiced by the vast majority of people in Nepal.
  • In most nations, Sunday is the designated public holiday for the week, however in Nepal, it is Saturday. Here, most private businesses and the government are open six days a week.
  • The Nepalese word for "hello" is "Namaste," also known as Namaskar. People greet one another by lowering their heads and saying, "I bow to you".
  • In Nepal, handshakes are not very prevalent. Nepalese people drop their heads, place their palms together, and say Namaste or Tashidele (in Sherpa Communities). The literal translation of namaste is "I salute the God in you".
  • In Tibetan, Mount Everest is referred to as Chomolungma, which means "Holy Mother," and in Nepali, it is referred to as Sagarmatha, which means "lady of the sky".
  • Nepal is the home of the red panda, an endangered species. The Nepali term "ponya," which denotes an animal that consumes bamboo or plants, is said to have inspired the name panda.
  • A passport from Nepal is among the weakest in existence. Only 38 places are visa-free or allow visitors from this country to enter with an on-the-spot visa.
  • Nepal shares land borders with China and India.

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