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The northern border of Nepal is situated along the Himalayan Mountains, with some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, looms 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) high near the Chinese border in Nepal. Other major geographic regions in Nepal are the hill country, with the Mahabharat Range, and the Terai plains.
Nepal is divided into fourteen administrative zones, and seventy-five districts. The zones are divided into geographic development regions: Eastern Region (Purwanchal), Central Region (Madhyamanchal), Western Region (Pashchimanchal), Mid-Western Region (Madhya Pashchimanchal), and Far-Western Region (Sudur Pashchimanchal).
Last Updated On : March 25, 2013
Major ReligionHinduism (81.3%) Buddhism (9.0%) Islam (4.4%) Yumaism (3.0%) Christianity (1.4%) Other (0.9%)
PresidentRam Baran Yadav
Prime MinisterSushil Koirala
Currencyepalese rupee (NPR) - 'N'
GDP$41.22billion 2012 estimate
Time ZoneNPT (UTC+5:45)