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Geographical Location: Nepal is a landlocked country situated in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south. It extends between 26o 22' N and 30o 27' N latitudes and between 80o 4' E and 88o 12' E longitudes.
   
                                  Capital Kathmandu
27°42'N 85°19'E
                                  Largest city Kathmandu
                                  Official language(s) Nepali
                                  Government Transitional
                                                    - King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev(4 June2001-Present)
                                                    - Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala (24 April2006-Present)
                                  Unification 1768-12-21
                                  Area  
                                                    - Total 147,181 km² (94th)
56,827 sq mi
                                                    - Water (%) 2.8
                                  Population  
                                                    - July 2005 est. 27,133,000 (42nd)
                                                    - 2002 census 23,151,423
                                                    - Density 196/km² (39th)
508/sq mi
                                  GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
                                                    - Total $42.17 billion (81st)
                                                    - Per capita $1,675 (152nd)
                                  HDI (2003) 0.526 (136th) – medium
                                  Currency Rupee (NPR)
                                  Time zone NPT : GMT +5:45 hours
                                  Calling code +977
 
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