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Population: 25,284,463 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: Nepali (official; spoken by 90% of the population), about a dozen other languages and about 30 major dialects; note - many in government and business also speak English (1995)

Background: In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. The...

Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR, NPR (105.00 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Nepal
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Nepal
 · BBC Country profile: Nepal