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Nepal

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Background[1]

Located in Southern Asia, Nepal ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary monarchs in 1951 and instituted a cabinet system of government, and by 1990 had formed a multiparty democracy. This landlocked country between China and India contains eight of the world's 10 highest peaks including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. Nepal is currently dealing with such issues as deforestation, wildlife conservation, and mass protests against the corrupted parliament.

Population[1]
28,901,790
Climate[1]

cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south

Languages[1]
  • Nepali 47.8%
  • Maithali 12.1%
  • Bhojpuri 7.4%
  • Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%
  • Tamang 5.1%
  • Newar 3.6%
  • Magar 3.3%
  • Awadhi 2.4%
  • other 10%
  • unspecified 2.5% (2001 census)
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
63.66
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
12.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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