Some facts that people didn’t know about nepal

Nepal is called as Amazon of Asia. The hidden treasure of its rich biodiversity is not yet fully explored.
The most baffling fact about Nepal is that all of the following happens within the Small area of 147,181 sq. km (56,827 sq. mi). Nepal occupies only 0.3 and 0.03 percentage of land area of Asia and the world respectively.

Nepal is the only country in world with non-quadrilateral national flag

Kathmandu has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other city in the world.

Lumbini, Nepal- Birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.

Nepal is the only country with altitudinal variation that ranges from 70 meters to 8848 meters.
So, Nepal boasts the most extreme places on the earth such as the highest lake on the earth (Tilicho 4800 meters), the deepest gorges (1200 meter)
in Kaligandaki, the highest valley on earth (Arun valley) and the tallest grassland in the world in Chitwan.
Not to forget, Nepal has 8 out of the world’s 14 highest mountains including the Mount Everest.

Nepal is a habitat for 900 species of birds i.e. about 8% of world’s total bird species. 
Arguably more than the whole continent of Europe and North Africa combined. This makes it a wonderland for bird watching.

Nepal has 4.2% of the world’s butterfly species which is over 650 species of butterflies.

Nepal harbors 5980 species of flowering plants which covers 2.4% of the world’s total. Over 250 species of the flowering plants are endemic in Nepal i.e. It is not found anywhere else in the world.

In a span of 100 km going from South to North at any part of Nepal you can experience hot tropical climate to bone chilling Arctic type weather.

Nepal boasts few of the world’s most popular trekking trails such as Annapurna Circuit trekking and Everest Base Camp Trek.
The Annapurna region was voted one of the top 10 best trekking places on earth.

Highest altitude hotel
The  Hotel Everest View above Namche, Nepal – the village closest to Everest  base camp – is at a record height of 3,962 m (13,000 ft).

World’s most extreme (longest, steepest and fastest) zip-line is built at Sarangkot.
A zip-line rider rides down the cable for two kilometers and gets to view surrounding peaks of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.

Dhodhara Chadani suspension bridge is one of the longest in Asia with length of 1496 m.

Nepal is the oldest country of South Asia, and it was never colonized.
This must be one of the most interesting part of Nepal. Countries like India and China who surround Nepal were ruled by foreign powers in the history but no power could suppress Nepalese and the will of legendary Gurkhas in taking over Nepal. Gurkhas are also well known for their leadership, bravery, courage and no-fear nature that they showed in the World Wars.

Nepal is the only country in the world home to a living goddess, the Kumari.

Nepal is the only country in the world to not have a time offset in multiples of 30 minutes from UTC. The time zone here is GMT+ 5:45.

Unlike Other countries, Nepal has Saturday as public holiday, not Sunday.

Not a single drop of blood has ever been shed in Nepal in the name of Religious And Ethnic riot. 
Nepal has over 80 ethnic groups and 123 Languages (Mother Tongue).
Something for the world to learn, I guess. Unity in Diversity.

Nepal was once named as the weed capital.

Highest marathon
The  highest start to a marathon is for the biennially-held Everest  Marathon, first run on 27 November 1987. It begins at Gorak Shep, 5,212 m  (17,100 ft) and ends at Namche Bazar, 3,444 m (11,300 ft).

Lukla airport- One of the most dangerous Airport in the World.

Nepali New Year: This is celebrated in mid-April.
We have our own calendar Vikram Samvat which is 57 years & 8.5 months ahead of Georgian Calendar (current year is V. S. 2072).

Source:- https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-facts-that-people-didn%E2%80%99t-know-about-Nepal

Author: Mirmee Reporter

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