flag Nepal Nepal: Statistical Overview

Capital: Kathmandu


Total Population: 30,547,580
Natural Increase: 1.7%
Density: 210 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 21.5%
Ethnic Origins: Chhetree about 17% of the population, Brahman-Hill 12%, Magar 7%, Tharu 7%, Tamang 6%, Newar 5%, Muslim 4%, Kami 4%, Yadav 4% and other ethnic groups nearly 34%. (Central Bureau of Statistics)
Official Language: Nepali
Other Languages Spoken: Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Magar, Awadhi, Many other local languages.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, Others 0.9%.
Literacy Rate: 48.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Kathmandu

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)

Country Overview

Area: 147,180 km²
Type of State: Federal Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
The country is prey to political disturbances which strongly affect the economy; Economy heavily dependent on trade with India.
HDI*: 0.548/1
HDI (World Rank): 145/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Nepal, dial 00
To call Nepal, dial +977
Internet Suffix: .np
Telephone Lines: 2.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 11.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 76.3% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 12,71212,3409,85615,89313,735
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7869688561,6841,296
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,7751,7181,0971,5651,979
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,7451,6158817981,225

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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