Thursday, May 28, 2009

General information in Nepal

General Information in Nepal:
Nepal is a land of scenic beauty with unrivaled attraction. The sovereign and ever independent country situated in the southern slopes of the glorious mountains having frontiers with both the Tibet, an autonomous region of the people’s Republic of China in the North and India in the up to 880 km. east to west and 145 km to 241 km north to south. The country due to its geographical variation is divided into three main geographical regions.

1. Himalayan Region :This region comprises about 15% of the total land area .The altitude of this region is above 5,000m. The region encompasses eight of the 14 highest summits of the world crossing over an altitude of 8,000m including Everest, Annapurna etc.

2.Hilly Region:This region accounts for about 68% of the total land area. The region lies between the Himalayan and Tarai regions soaring up to 4.877.

3.Tarai Region:The low-land that occupies about 17% of the total land area of the country .It’s elevation ranges from 70 to 200m with subtropical climate. It extends from the Nepal-India border in the south to the base of Siwalik Hills (Churia) in the north .
Nepal possesses diverse climate and weather due to its unique topographical variation. The country though smaller In size has its altitudes ranging from 70m. in the southern Terai area to 8848m. of the mount Everest. The country experiences tropical, subtropical, alpine and Trains-Himalayan types of climate. Such climatic and topographical variations have made the country centre of attraction for the people around the world .