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Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental concerns Nepal faces. It sits at the bottom of international environment performance indexes concerning air quality, and the significant level of pollution causes illness and death in the country every year. It is estimated that 75% of the Nepalese population suffers the effects of polluted air particles.1 Climate change in Nepal has also caused decreased water levels and increased temperatures, which negatively impacts farmers.2

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Radio Free Asia 
Tibetan businessmen traveling to Nepal from southern Tibet's Kyirong county are being stopped at the border for lengthy document checks, while Chinese tourists and traders are allowed to pass through without scrutiny, a source working on the border says. See more..
The Kathmandu Post 
Nepal conceded goal in the very first minute of the match and were 3-0 down by the interval. Alimov Maksat put Kyrgyz ahead and Tashtanov Aktai doubled the tally in the fifth minute before Baigazy Uulu Ulanbek made it 3-0 in the 13th. Skipper Kanetov ... See more..
The Diplomat 
Last year, five hundred nuns – led by His Holiness himself – completed a 4,000-km (2,485 mile) bicycle trek from Nepal's Kathmandu to Leh in India with message of women empowerment. The expedition also sought to raise awareness about environmental ... See more..
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The Kathmandu Post 
(From left) Nepal coach Jagat Tamatta, skipper Paras Khadka and Naresh Budayer inspect the Tin Kwong Recreation Road grounds in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. The second match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship between Nepal and Hong ... See more.. (blog) 
As Nepal woke up this month from the slumber of Dashain holidays, a political bombshell sent alarm bells ringing across the country. Nepal's communist parties announced that they were forming a pan-leftist alliance, a combined communist force that ... See more..
Hindustan Times 
The US has provided Nepal a financial assistance of USD 100,000 for the restoration of a 16th century Hindu temple which was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake that jolted the Himalayan nation. The US Embassy in Nepal, through the Ambassador's ... See more..
My Comox Valley Now 
North Island College nursing students are back in Canada after a 40-day practicum in Nepal. Niky Burnett says part of their work was to help malnourished children regain weight and work with kids and mother living with HIV. “We went to aurobindo ... See more..
Himalayan Times 
NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba (right) and Democratic Forum Nepal Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar (left) shows agreement letter after unification at PM's Official resident in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Monday, October 16, 2017. Photo: RSS. See more..
Nikkei Asian Review 
KATHMANDU -- The silver car drove over 100km through the hairpin turns along the landslide-prone mountain road from Nepal's northern border with Tibet. See more..
Together with Nepal, Qatar, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been elected from the Asia-Pacific Region, as part of 15 states elected from different geographical regions, by a secret ballot at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York ... See more..
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Southern Asia, between China and India

Total 147,181 sq km
Land 143,351 sq km
Water 3,830 sq km


varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south
Natural Resources

quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

severe thunderstorms; flooding; landslides; drought and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation (overuse of wood for fuel and lack of alternatives); contaminated water (with human and animal wastes, agricultural runoff, and industrial effluents); wildlife conservation; vehicular emissions


30,430,267 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for three-fourths of the population and accounting for a little over one-third of GDP. Industrial activity mainly involves the processing of agricultural products, including pulses, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, and grain. Nepal has considerable scope for exploiting its potential in hydropower, with an estimated 42,000 MW of feasible capacity, but political instability hampers foreign investment. Additional challenges to Nepal's growth include its landlocked geographic location, civil strife and ...See More labor unrest, and its susceptibility to natural disaster. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$41.22 billion (2012 est.); $39.4 billion (2011 est.); $37.93 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

pulses, rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, jute, root crops; milk, water buffalo meat

tourism, carpets, textiles; small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick production