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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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1 http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-01-29/nepals-air-pollution-among-worst.html
2 https://www.usaid.gov/nepal/fact-sheets/initiative-climate-change-adaptation-icca-project
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Geography

Southern Asia, between China and India
Area

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

Climate

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

Demographics

Nationality
Nepali
Population
30,430,267 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

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
Industries

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