Nepal

Nepal or the Republic of Nepal is landlocked by the Peoples Republic of China and India.

The capital city is Kathmandu. 

Popular attractions include temples, shrines, national parks, pilgrim sites, Chobar Gorge and its famous bridge, Vally and Lake Phewa, with its cluster of lakeside hotels, restaurants and shops and of course the mountains including Mount Everest.

About Nepal

Country flag
Short Name
NEP
Capital
Kathmandu
Language
Nepali
Population
29,519,114
Area
147,181 km²
Calling Code
+977

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Nepal Olympic Committee
NOC President
Recognition Year
1963
Address
P.O. Box 11455, Satdobato, Lalitpur

Sports

Many sports played at national as well as at international level in Nepal. The most common sport played in Nepal is cricket followed by football.

The Nepal national cricket team has achieved great achievements in comparison to other sport including participation in World Cup (World T20), cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane's participation in international leagues and gaining the One Day International status. Nepal's national sport is Volleyball - officially declared on 23 May 2017.

 

Climate

Nepal experiences five seasons and climatic zones which broadly corresponding to the altitudes. The seasons are summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring.

The Himalaya blocks cold winds from Central Asia in winter, and forms the northern limit of the monsoon wind patterns.

Once thickly forested, deforestation is a major problem in all regions, with resulting erosion and degradation of ecosystems.

The remarkable differences in climatic conditions are primarily related to the enormous range of altitude within such a short north-south distance.

Religion

Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9%

Culture

Nepal has a lot of culture and history embedded in the country so the small towns and villages are popular tourist attractions.

Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha, and the cultural impact of his life and teachings can be witnessed in the multitude of exquisite temples that dot the valleys and mountain slopes. Nepalese culture is diverse, reflecting different ethnic origins of the people.

The Newar community is particularly rich in cultural diversity; they celebrate many festivals, well known for their music and dance. A typical Nepalese meal is dal-bhat-tarkari, a spicy lentil soup, served over boiled rice with curried vegetables.

The Newar community, however, has its own unique cuisine. It consists of non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian items served with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kathmandu, Nepal, July 8, 2020: As well as the tree-planting celebrations of the Nepal Olympic Co...
08.07.2020
Pokhara, Nepal, June 24, 2020: The President of Nepal Olympic Committee Jeevan Ram Shrestha plant...
24.06.2020
Kathmandu, Nepal, May 18, 2020: Nepalese athletes have extended helping hands to feed the poor af...
18.05.2020
Lalitpur, Nepal, April 15, 2020: A week-long "winning mindset psychology well-being programme" fo...
15.04.2020
Kathmandu, Nepal, March 23, 2020: The Nepal Olympic Committee has carried out an awareness semina...
23.03.2020
Kathmandu, Nepal, March 18, 2020: A meeting about the Right to Information was held last week in ...
18.03.2020
Kathmandu, Nepal, February 18, 2020: The Nepal Armed Police Force felicitated the 13th South Asia...
18.02.2020
Kathmandu, Nepal, January 15, 2020: The Ex-Boxers Group of Macau and the Nepal Boxing Association...
15.01.2020
Kathmandu, Nepal, December 9, 2019: Home is where the heart is and, in the case of the Nepal Olym...
09.12.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, November 4, 2019: Nepalese shooters Kalpana Pariyar and Shushmita Nepal will ha...
04.11.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, September 30, 2019: The Nepal Olympic Committee held a welcome and thanksgiving...
30.10.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, October 28, 2019: A 28-strong Nepalese fencing team will leave for Thailand thi...
28.10.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, October 21, 2019: Hosts of the 13th South Asian Games, Nepal took pains to put ...
21.10.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, October 7, 2019: The Nepal Weightlifting Association has picked a 20-strong squ...
07.10.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, September 24, 2019: The President of Nepal NOC and Member of Parliament the Hon...
24.09.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, September 15, 2019: Jeevan Ram Shrestha has been re-elected as President of the...
15.09.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, September 5, 2019: The Nepal Olympic Committee has selected 11 athletes for the...
09.09.2019