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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
RegionSAARC
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)
Economy
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 DetailsH.E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
P.O. Box No. 292, 336, Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: amb.kathmandu@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-977-1-4410900, 4414990
Embassy Details in IndiaH. E. Mr. Nilamber Acharya
Honorable Ambassador
Embassy of Nepal
Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001, India.
Email: ambassador@nepalembassy.in amb.delhi@mofa.gov.np , admin.delhi@mofa.gov.np
Phone: +91-11 23476200 | 2332 7361