Where is Nepal? - Location of Nepal in World Map
Nepal is a landlocked and sovereign Independent country. Nepal is a South Asian country lying on the coordinate between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. Nepal is bordered by India and China in Asia. The country is surrounded by Sikkim and West Bengal estate of India in East, Uttar Pradesh in West, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in South and by Autonomous Region of republic of China in the North. Nepal covers a total area of 147,181 sq km with the total length of 885 km from east to west and breath varying from 145 to 241 km from north to south.
Nepal is geographically divided into three Regions namely Terai Region, Hilly Region and Himalayan Region. The Himalayan region of Nepal ranges between the altitude 4,877 meters and 8,848 meters above the sea level. The Himalayan region of Nepal is home to 8 world highest peak among the 14 above 8000 meters including Mt. Everest itself. The Hilly Region of Nepal lies between the Churia at 610 meter in south up to Mahabharat range at 4877 meter in north. The Terai Region of Nepal lies in between 70 meter towards border of the Indian to 305 meter up to the foothill of Siwalik. Nepal lies in the temperate region with its altitude ranging from 70 meter in the Terai to 8848 meter above the sea level in the great Himalayas.
Hinduism is the major religion practiced in Nepal and Buddhism is the second major religion practiced in the country. However Nepal is a multi lingual and multi religion country where peoples of all religion stay in harmony and show great religious tolerance.