About Nepal :
Nepal is a landlocked country having a total area of 147,516 km². Nepal has a population of about 30 million consisting of more than 100 ethnics groups with different cultures. Also Nepal People speaks different languages.
The distribution of different ethnics groups reflects the different geography of Nepal. The Geography of Nepal is divided into three main parts : The Himalayas, The Hill and the Terai region. The Himalayan region consists of 10 highest peaks in the world among which the Everest (Sagarmatha) and Mt. Kanchanjanga are the world first and third highest peak in the world. The Hilly region is evergreen and the land of Hilly and Terai region is so fertile, which is perfect for any farming.
The one thing that Nepal and Nepal People are suffering a lot is their political instability. The Government of Nepal changes time to time.
Nepal People :
Nepal is a highly diverse country rich in culture and religious that the majority of the religion followed by the people of Nepal is Hinduism. According to the census of 2011 AD, 81.3 of the total Nepalese population is Hindu, 9 % is Buddhist, 4.4% is Muslim, 3 % is Kirant, 1.4% is Christian, and 0.9% follow other religions or none religion. And the majority of the caste of Nepal people are Brahmins, Chhetri, Gurung, Kiranti, Magar, Sherpa, Tharu, Newar.
1. Brahmins :
The Brahmans are the priestly caste. Brahmans are the members of higher social caste. There are two different categories of Brahman’s named as, ‘The Kumai Brahmans’ and ‘The Purbiya Brahmans’. The Kumai Brahmans are supposed to have came from mountainous part of the Nepal wheras The Purbiya Brahmans are supposed to come from eastern part of Nepal. This caste of people are supposed to be more clever and more neat & clean than other castes and occupies more of the government jobs and higher educational posts.
2. Chhetri :
Chhetri comes after Brahmins in the caste hierarchy of Nepal. They were the rulers, warriors and leaders. Brahmins were their teachers. They are recognized for their bravery and administrative works. They are mainly in government services as army and polices.
3. Gurung :
Gurungs are originally belonging to Tibet-Burman ethnic group, lives mostly in the central part of the Nepal like the foothill region. They were the good farmers as well as warriors. They were hardworking and lives with other ethnic groups like Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Rai. They performed many traditional dances like RODI, SORATHI, GHATU etc.
4. Kiranti :
They are among the first group of people ruling over Nepal. They were good farmers and warriors. They were so religious that at the same time they follow many religious ; Hinduism, Buddhism, Animism.
5. Magar :
Magar lives in the western region of the Nepal. Magars are Hindu by faith but they do also follow Buddhism. Generally, Magar houses are typical with round and oval shape. They are a good farmers but their physical fitness makes them perfect soldiers.
6. Sherpa :
Sherpa are considered to have came from Tibet and lives in the Himalayan region of Nepal. They are very hardworking, reliable and friendly. The largest Sherpa settlement in Nepal is at Solukhumbu district at the foothill of Mt. Everest. Sherpas are known for the adventurous mountaineers. Pasang lhamu Sherpa and Tenzing Norge Sherpa are the first Women and Men to climb the Mount Everest and both of them are Sherpa. Lhosar and Dumje are the most celeberated festivals among Sherpas.
7. Tharu and Newar :
Tharu and Newar are both the indigenous group of people living in the Terai and Kathmandu valley respectively.
Nepal is a small landlocked country with very low economy and the maximum of the people are below the poverty line. So, with the motive of developing the economic condition of the country, the government and Nepal people together with different sectors and organizations were involved in the campaign ” “Nepal Tourism Year 2011 “. And this announcement reflects the Government anticipation to bring at least one million tourists by the end of 2011 and distribute the large profit among the people of Nepal.
However, with the same motive and the same campaign was launched this year, 2020 which was disturbed by the pandemic COVID 19.
The main reasons why you should visit Nepal are :
- to observe the natural beauty of Nepal
- to observe the culture, religion of Nepal people ( Nepali)
- to observe the poverty of Nepal
- and many more which will describe by the video below;
What is Nepal best known for?
Nepal is a small landlocked country with rich geography, which is best known for its mountains peaks. Nepal only contains eight highest peaks among ten in the world including Everest and Kanchanjanga.
What is famous food in Nepal?
There are varieties of Nepalese foods which are famous among national and international level, which are :
2. Dal Bhat
Is Nepal a poor country?
Yes, Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, where around one third of total population are below the poverty line.
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