14 Interesting Facts About Nepal
The most interesting fact about Nepal is that all of the following remarkable things happen within the region of 147,181 sq. km (56,827 sq. mi). Nepal’s state boasts its ethnicity, culture and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Nepal is a god’s playground with dramatic landscapes majestic mountains and lakes that are mesmerizing with a wide variety of fauna and flora. Similarly, Nepal holds a number of the rarest species of wildlife like Bengal tiger, the Rhino, Red Panda, and the flower Rhododendron.
We’re listing a few of the interesting facts about Nepal:
1. Map of Portugal and Nepal are similar
Portugal and Nepal are alike on the planet Map. They both Have similar land that is rectangular. It seems much like the map of Portugal if the map of Nepal is turned 90 degrees clockwise.
2. Unique Nepali Calendar
The Nepali calendar Named Bikram Sambhat is approximately 67 decades and 8.5 months ahead of the Gregorian calendar. In another word, the Nepali New Year is celebrated in mid-April.
3. Slaughter cows
Cows is a Nation national animal. In another word, the slaughtering of cows is illegal in Nepal. Although, you may enjoy beef at restaurants and eateries.
It’s not uncommon to see cows in the streets of Kathmandu.
4. Nepal — Amazon of Asia
Nepal is among the countries in the world. Similarly, it has a variety of unique species of Flora and Fauna.
Nepal has an interesting fact about 900 species of birds all over the world. In addition, it’s 4.2 percent of the world’s butterfly species and 3.96 percent of the world’s mammal species.
5. Kathmandu – Living Cultural Museum
Nepal is a cultural nation. There are dozens of Earth Heritage Sites categorized as Natural and Cultural World Heritage Sites has seven the World Heritage of UNESCO Cultural sites within a radius. No wonder! Kathmandu is known to be the world’s cultural museum. In conclusion, Cultural Museum is one of the interesting facts of Nepal.
6. Mt. Everest
Nepal has 8 out of 10 Such as the world’s highest Mount Everest standing. The Sherpas and Tibetans call mount Everest Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma.
Countless trekkers visit to increase and Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar to catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest closely.
7. Birthplace of Lord Buddha
Nepal is the birthplace of the Light of Asia- Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born in 623 B.C. in Kapilvastu, Lumbini, which is located in Nepal. Lumbini is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists
all around the world.
There are relics around Maya Devi Temple, which dates back, into the time during Buddha’s birth.
8. Triangular Flag
The fact about the Nepal flag is the only nation on earth with a non-rectangular flag. The flag of Nepal is maroon colored with two triangular shapes piled with a dark edge. Therefore, it includes the lower triangle consist of sunlight.
The flag was in place even though the design has been used for over 2,000 years in Nepal.
9. Independent Nation
The famous warriors at the world- “Gurkhas” are out of Nepal. As no superpowers of the world colonized it, having been protected by the warriors of the world, However, Nepal doesn’t have.
10. Living Goddess Kumari
Nepal has the sole Goddess on earth called Kumari. Kumari means virgin in Nepali. Likewise, there are 3 Kumari in three cities of Kathmandu valley.
11. Last Hindu Country
Nepal was the Hindu Nation on the Planet Secular from the parliament in the year 2006, when it was announced. Although a lot of religion harmoniously co-exist in the nation, 81.3 percent of the populace in the nation follows Hinduism.
Nepal has the highest percentage of Hindus in the world.
I salute the God in your handshake is quite uncommon in Nepal. People of Nepal put their palms together and bow their forehead and say Namaste or Tashidele (from the Sherpa Communities). Namaste hasn’t saluted the God in you’.
13. Yeti Resides in Nepal
The Himalayas’ creature known as Yeti is supposedly seen in the Nepalese Himalayas by many who’ve uttered the path from the Himalayas.
Sir Edmund Hillary to Locate the Yeti in 1958.
14. Altitude Variation
Nepal is from 59 meters to 8848 meters. Nepal holds some of the most extreme places on
earth like the maximum lake on earth (Tilicho 4800 meters), the maximum valley in the world (Arun valley), the deepest gorges (1200 meter) in Kaligandaki and the tallest grassland in the world in Chitwan.