16 facts about Nepal that you probably didn't know
World's Tallest and Deepest
Nepal is known in the world as the land of high mountains. It is natural to be surprised that even the deepest gap is in Nepal. Yes, the Kaligandaki gorge in Nepal is the second deepest gorge in the world. This gorge is 4 thousand 375 meters. This gorge is the gorge formed by the river Kaligandaki between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Variety in geographical height
Nepal is the only country where the altitude ranges from 59 meters to 8 thousand 848 meters.
Similarly, Tilicho Lake (4,800 m), the highest lake in the world, is located here.
Hindu majority country
Nepal is the largest Hindu country in the world. More than 80 percent of the population is Hindu. Nepal, which was a Hindu kingdom before the proclamation of the republic, became secular after the republic. However, some political parties and groups are active in the movement and campaign demanding a Hindu state.
After Hindus, it is estimated that about 11 percent of Buddhists, 4 percent of Muslims and 4 percent of other religions live here.
Buddha's Birthplace is Nepal
Gautam Buddha, who preached the message of peace to the world, was also born in Nepal. There is a history of Buddha's birth in Kapilvastu, Nepal. The Buddha's path has been followed all over the world as Buddhism. Some countries are even Buddhist countries.
A Country with a very dangerous animal
Nepal is a unique country not only geographically and culturally but also environmentally. It is also home to some of the most endangered species.
Nepal is home to the snow leopard, Asian rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, dolphin, venomous snake Goman, Indian dragon, crocodile, crocodile and tortoise. One horned rhino is also in Nepal.
A place where snowmen are found
It is mentioned that there are so many snowmen in Nepal. People in the Himalayas say that there are so many human beings in the mountains. According to him, the large footprints found in the snow in the Himalayas are the footprints of Yeti.
Even Yogi Narharinath has written somewhere he has seen so much from afar. He also mentions Yeti's physical body and gestures and movements.
However, it is difficult to find those who see the existence of Yeti after that. Although some claim to have seen it, they have not been able to take a picture of it and convince them. However, many tourists and researchers have been saying that there are so many in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
The country of 'Veer' Gorkhali
Nepal is also known as the land of heroic Gorkhali. It is mentioned in the history that the world champion Britain was defeated by Nepali (Gorkhali) soldiers. That is why the British started recruiting Nepalis in their army.
Even today, Nepalis (Gorkhalis) are serving in the British and Indian armies. World champion Napoleon Bonaparte had said about Nepalis who are known not only as heroes but also as honest and loyal - "I am not afraid of anyone in the world but my heart trembles when I hear the name of Gorkhali.
Similarly, the identity of Gorkhali is also Khukuri. The history of our ancestors chasing the British without eating khukuri is written in golden letters.
Calendar of Nepal is 58 Years Sooner than AD
In the West, the Gregorian calendar is used, while in Nepal, a different calendar is used, which is the Nepali calendar or Vikram Samvat.
It contains both lunar and solar months. The Nepali calendar is about 57 years and 8 months ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
Another feature of Nepal's calendar is that different castes and communities have their own type of calendar. And, some even have years named after animals.
Food and drink of Nepal is typical, healthy and delicious
The map of Nepal and the map of Portugal are the same
On the world map, the map of Nepal and the European country of Portugal look the same. Of these two quadrangular maps, the two seem to be the same when the map of Nepal is vertical or the map of Portugal is horizontal.
Cow is worshipped, killing is crime
Nepal is a Hindu-majority country. More than 80 percent of the population is Hindu. In Hinduism, cow is considered as mother. Therefore, killing a cow is considered a crime in Hinduism. Even in Nepal, killing a cow is considered a crime. The cow is also considered the national animal in Nepal.
Dozens of World Heritage Sites
Nepal is a country with dozens of areas and topics on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Similarly, Kathmandu is also called the 'Living Cultural Museum'.
Only Triangular flag in the world
The size of Nepal's flag is different from the flags of other countries in the world. The flag of Nepal is made up of two triangular parts, in which the moon and sun are inscribed. The flags of other countries are quadrangular. The flag of Nepal is dark blue on the edge and red on the triangle.
Nepal has never been a colony in its history. Nepal still exists as an independent country. Due to not being in the colony, Nepal does not have 'Independence Day' like other countries.
Living goddess Kumari is worshipped
Cultural, linguistic, geographical and natural diversity in Nepal is a special feature of Nepal. Even though Nepal has been declared a secular country, it has a majority of people who believe in different religions.
In Nepal, especially in the Newar community of Kathmandu, it is customary to worship a virgin. The virgin is worshiped as a living goddess. Virgin means a virgin who has not started menstruating.
Greeting is “Namaste”, hug/kiss is not entertained
Nepalis greet each other with folded hands when they meet each other, when they meet someone they respect, or when they visit temples. This way of showing greetings from the heart is considered different in the world. It is called as "Namaste"
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