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About Nepal

Nepal, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a country in South Asia located in the Himalayan plateau. The country has a very good relationship with India.

The country is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Major agricultural products include cereals (barley, maize, millet, paddy and wheat), oilseed, potato, pulses, sugarcane, jute, tobacco, milk and water buffalo meat.

Major industries include tourism, carpets, textiles, cigarettes, cement, brick, as well as small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills.

Nepal has huge potential to generate Hydro-Electric Power and export them.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityKathmandu
Government TypeFederal parliamentary republic
Official LanguagesNepali
CurrencyNepalese rupee, NPR
Phone Code +977
Important CitiesPokhara, Lalitpur, Birgunj, Biratnagar, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Hetauda, Nepalgunj, Itahari
National DayNepali Constitution Day (19th Sept)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking94 (Easy)
Primary Industriestourism, carpets, textiles, small rice jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick factories, food processing (rice, wheat and oil mills), light industry, jute goods, refined sugar, cigarettes, matches, spun cotton and synthetic fabrics, wool, footwear, tanned leather, and tea
Major Exportscarpets, beverage, textile, tea and plastic, Manmade staple fibers, Textile floor coverings, Coffee, tea, spices, Beverages, spirits, vinegar, Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet), Miscellaneous textiles, worn clothing, Food industry waste, animal fodder
Major Exports to IndiaMinerals, Transportation, Stone and Glass, Animal, Hides and skins, Machinery and Electricals, Wood, Footwear, Raw materials, Chemicals
Major Importsoil, gold, iron and steel, clothes, pharmaceutical products, cement, electronic appliances, food and vehicles.
Major Imports from IndiaMetals, Machinery and Electricals, Transportation, Vegetables, Chemicals, Raw materials, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Textiles and Clothing, Minerals
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)
Bordering NationsIndia, China
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), Group of 77(G77), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for NepalEmbassy of India
H.E. Shri Naveen Srivastava
Honourable Ambassador
P.O. Box No. 292, 336, Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
00-977-1-4410900, 4414990

Consulate General of India in Birgunj
Shri Nitesh Kumar
Consul General
Post Box No. 59, Parsa, Birgunj, Nepal.
00-977-51-532244, 532264

Embassy Details of Nepal in IndiaEmbassy of Nepal
H.E. Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma
Barakhamba RoadNew Delhi-110001
+91-11-2332 9969, 2332 7361, 2332 9218, 2332 8066 (O)

Consulate General of Nepal in Kolkata
Mr. Eshor Raj Poudel
Consul General
1, National Library Avenue,Alipore, Kolkata 700 027
+91-33 - 2456 1224, 1085, 1154 (O)