Country Map

Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 25,284,463*
Area: Total: 140,800 sq km
Land: 136,800 sq km
Water: 4,000 sq km
Natural Resources: quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore
Languages: Nepali (official; spoken by 90% of the population), about a dozen other languages and about 30 major dialects
GDP – Per Capita: $1,360
Birth Rate: 33.4 births/ 1,000 population
Death Rate: 10.22 deaths/ 1,000 population
*Statistical information comes from the State of the World's Children, 2000 (UNICEF) and The World Fact book 1999 (CIA).