Top 10 Amazing and Interesting Facts About Nepal

Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the World with stunning landscapes, mountains and lakes. Nepal lies between two massive nuclear power countries, India and China, but still it manages to retain its own culture. There are lots of amazing and interesting facts about Nepal and its history. Let’s see top 10 interesting facts about Nepal.

1. Interesting fact about Nepal national flag:

Nepal national flag is the only flag in the world that has non-quadrilateral shape. It has two maroon colored triangular shapes, stack on one another with blue border. The upper triangle consists of the moon and lower triangle consists of the Sun.

2. Birth place of Buddha

Nepal is the birth place of Lord Gautama Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama (known as Lord Buddha) was born in Kapilvastu, Lumbini and it is a sacred place for Buddhists.

3. Internet in Nepal

Though the use of internet in Nepal is growing rapidly, but more than 50% people in Nepal surf internet with a speed of below 256 kbps. Maximum people use cybercafés to use internet. It has highest concentration of cybercafés in the World.

4. About Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, has densest concentration of World Heritage sites. Within a radius of 15 kilometers in Kathmandu, there are 7 World heritage sites like Pashupatinath, the Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa.

5. Interesting facts about Mount Everest

Nepal, first thing that comes in mind is Mount Everest. But not only Mount Everest, Nepal has 8 out of World’s 10 highest mountains. In Nepal, Mount Everest (8,850 meters from the sea level) is actually called as Sagarmatha, which means “Forehead of the Sky.”. It is also known as Chomolungma by the local Sherpas, means “Goddess Mother of the World".  The name Mount Everest came from a British surveyor general of the Himalayas, George Everest.

6. Elephant Polo

Elephant polo, a variant of polo played on riding elephants, was originated in Meghauli, Nepal. TigerTops in Nepal is the headquarter of elephant polo.

7. Biodiversity in Nepal:

Nepal is called as Amazon of Asia. It has more than 360 species of Orchids (almost 2% of the world’s orchids), 5980 species of flowering plants (2.4% of the world’s flowering plants) and 650 species of butterflies (4.2% of the world’s butterfly species). Its rich biodiversity is not fully explored yet, many new flora and fauna could be found. Nepal is the home of many endangered animals like one-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, red panda, snow leopard. After taking strong anti-poaching steps, population of rhinos in Nepal is gradually increasing. 

8. Nepalese Gurkha

Gurkhas are well known for their bravery, courage and leadership. Neighbour countries like India, China were rules by foreign country but Nepal was never colonized and thus Nepal does not have Independence Day. 

9. Yeti, Nepal

Abominable Snowman, called as Yeti, is said to be spotted in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Recent DNA study shows that yeti has a perfect match with prehistoric Polar Bear but till now, no living YETI has been captured.

10. Facts about Nepal landscape

In a span of 100 km from South to North, you can feel hot tropical climate to freezing Artic type weather. Nepal is one of the most extreme places on the Earth. Except Mount Everest, it has the highest lake on the earth (Tilicho, at the height 4800 meters), the deepest gorges in Kaligandaki (1200 meters), the tallest grassland in Chitwan, the highest valley (Arun valley) on the Earth.

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