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(; Nepal Nepali: नेपाल ), formerly the [nepal] Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal ( Nepali: सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is mainly situated in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, bordering Tibet of China to the north, and India in the south, east, and west, while it is narrowly separated from Bangladesh by the Siliguri Corridor, and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural state, with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the largest city.
The name "Nepal" is first recorded in texts from the
Vedic period of the Indian subcontinent, the era in ancient Nepal when Hinduism was founded, the predominant religion of the country. In the middle of the first millennium BC, Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal. Parts of northern Nepal were intertwined with the culture of Tibet. The centrally located Kathmandu Valley is intertwined with the culture of Indo-Aryans, and was the seat of the prosperous Newar confederacy known as Nepal Mandala. The Himalayan branch of the ancient Silk Road was dominated by the valley's traders. The cosmopolitan region developed distinct traditional art and architecture. By the 18th century, the Gorkha Kingdom achieved the unification of Nepal. The Shah dynasty established the Kingdom of Nepal and later formed an alliance with the British Empire, under its Rana dynasty of premiers. The country was never colonised but served as a buffer state between Imperial China and British India. Parliamentary democracy was introduced in 1951 but was twice suspended by Nepalese monarchs, in 1960 and 2005. The Nepalese Civil War in the 1990s and early 2000s resulted in the establishment of a secular republic in 2008, ending the world's last Hindu monarchy.
Constitution of Nepal, adopted in 2015, affirms the country as a secular federal parliamentary republic divided into seven provinces. Nepal was admitted to the United Nations in 1955, and friendship treaties were signed with India in 1950 and China in 1960. Nepal hosts the permanent secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), of which it is a founding member. Nepal is also a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Bay of Bengal Initiative. The Nepalese Armed Forces are the fifth-largest in South Asia; and are notable for their Gurkha history, particularly during the world wars, and has been a significant contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations. ( )
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( Gajuri Nepali: गजुरी ; gajuri) is a Gaupalika ( Nepali: गाउपालिका ; gaupalika) (Formerly: village development committee) in Dhading District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. It has a literacy rate of 64.28% (70.30% male and 58.41% female). The city hosts as one of the city with highest literacy rate in the Dhading district. The local body was formed by merging three VDCs namely Gajuri, Pida, Nepal, Kiranchok.
At the time of the
2011 Nepal census
it had a population of 10,035 including 4,968 males and 5,067 females, being one of the most populated city in the district. The average household size was 4.51. Besides, it had 2,223 houses in this area. According to the report, out of 2,223 houses, around 1,884 had at least one facility like Radio, Television, Internet, etc. (
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( Aama Nepali: आमा, 'Mother') is a 1964 Nepali film directed by lit. Hira Singh Khatri in his directorial debut. The film is written by Durga Shrestha and Chaitya Devi. Aama was produced by King Mahendra of Nepal under the banner of Information Department of Government of Nepal (formally Royal Nepal Film Corporation). The film stars Shiva Shankar and Bhuwan Chand, with Basundhara Bhusal, Hira Singh Khatri and Hari Prasad Rimal in supporting roles. It follows a young man who returns home after serving in his country's army.
Hira Singh Khatri, was requested by Mahendra of Nepal to direct
The film's post-production and indoor filming were mainly done in
, India. It was released on 7 October 1964. After the release,
became the first Nepalese film to be produced in Nepal. (
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A chatanmari topped with meat
( Chatānmari Nepali: चतांमरि, romanized: , catā̃mari Nepal Bhasa: चतांमरि) is a Nepalese rice crepe, which is a part of Newa cuisine of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. It is generally eaten during festivals and other special occasions.
Chatānmari is now widely eaten as a snack and has become popular among other cultures, too. Many restaurants in Kathmandu serve chatānmari as an appetizer. There are small eateries that serve chatānmari as the main item on their menu. (
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Nepal has 8% of the total species of birds found in the world.
The highest lake on Earth, Tilicho, is in Nepal. It rests at 4800 meters.
Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal. Wiki Loves Nepal
The following pages at Wikimedia Commons contain a plethora of images taken in Nepal.
Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition to promote natural heritage sites around the World through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons).
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Below is a clickable map of Nepal's Provinces