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Nepal Investment Summit 2017

Facts & Figures

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  • Basic Information

  • Economic Indicators

Basic Information

Capital
and largest city
Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं)
27°42′N 85°19′E
Official languages Nepali
Recognised national languages MaithiliNewarTharu,GurungTamangMagar,AwadhiSherpaKiranti,RaiLimbuBhojpuri,Bodo
Religion 81.3% Hindu
9% Buddhist
4.4% Islam
3% Kirant
1.4% Christians
0.4% animism
0.5% Irreligion
Demonym Nepali
Nepalese
Gurkhas
Government Federal parliamentary Republic
 •  President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
 •  Vice President Nanda Kishor Pun
 •  Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda)
 •  Speaker of House Onsari Gharti Magar
 •  Chief Justice Sushila Karki
Legislature Constituent Assembly
Unification
 •  Kingdom declared 25 September 1768
 •  State declared 15 January 2007 
 •  Republic declared 28 May 2008 
Area
 •  Total 147,181 km2 (95th)
56,827 sq mi
 •  Water (%) 2.8
Population
 •  2011 census 26,494,504
 •  Density 180/km2 (62nd)
518/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
 •  Total $74.020 billion
 •  Per capita $2,573
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
 •  Total $24.067 billion
 •  Per capita $837
Gini (2010) 32.8
medium
HDI (2014) Increase 0.548
low · 145th
Currency Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Time zone NPT (UTC+05:45)
  DST not observed
Drives on the left
Calling code +977
ISO 3166 code NP
Internet TLD .np

Economic Indicators

Particulars Stats
Road length 62,579 km
Secondary schools 9,021
Mobile phone penetration  86.25%
Internet penetration 35.70%
Health institutions 4,485
Energy demand and supply  5,910 GWh and 4,632 GWh, respectively
Trade channels  Airways and roadways
Airports 39 (1 International)
Railways 52 km
Total export volume  USD 903 million (major trading partner - India)
Total deposits in commercial banks  USD 9.55 billion
Total loans and advances of commercial banks USD 9.21 billion

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