Nepal at Glance
Nepal at Glance

Nepal at Glance

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia and situated between two largest countries in the world India and China. It has an area of 147,181 square kilometers (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis. The Kathmandu valley itself has estimated population of 5 million.

The number of Nepali migrant workers officially stands at 1.4 million and is growing. It is believed that an equal number of undocumented workers are employed abroad. Nepal has ample youth population with 60% of the population falling under the category of young. As per one estimate, about 3-5 lakh new population joins foreign labor market every year. The availability of such a huge population of youths eager to join workforce means that the country is ever prepared to meet the bulk manpower requirement of overseas clients.

Government of Nepal has allowed foreign employment agencies to send Nepali workers to 107 countries. Historically, Nepali people have been migrating to foreign shores for employment for more than 200 years which is a testimony to the fact that they are quick to adapt to any kind of situation and are always eager to hone their skills to become more efficient and productive.

Nepali people are peace loving people and comfortable in all kinds of cultural and social setting. Many overseas companies prefer Nepalese workers over workers from other countries because they are law abiding, honest, dedicated, trustworthy and hardworking people.

Map references: Asia

Total: 147,181 km2
Land: 143,181 Km2
Water: 4,000 km2
State Nickname: "The Natural State"

Land boundaries:
Total: 2,926 km
Border Countries: China: 1,236 km,
India: 1,690 km
Coastline: 0km (Landlocked)
Maritime Claims: None (Landlocked) 

1981: 15,022, 839
1990: 19,145,800
Percent: 25, 836 100

Varies from cool summers & severe winters in
north to subtropical summers and mild
winters in south.

Irregated Land:
11,350sq/km (1998est.)
Arable Land: 20.27%
Permanent Crops: 0.49%
Other: 79.24% (1998 est.) 

Natural Resources:
Quartz, Water, Timber, Hydropower, Scenic
Beauty, Small Deposits of Lignite, 
Copper, Cobalt, Iron ore.