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Country Nepal


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Region Southern Asia
Area (sq km) 147,181
Border China, India
Population 31,551,305
Nationality Nepali
Ethnicity Chhettri 15.5%, Brahman-Hill 12.5%, Magar 7%, Tharu 6.6%, Tamang 5.5%, Newar 5.4%, Muslim 4.2%, Kami 3.9%, Yadav 3.9%, other 32.7%, unspecified 2.8%
Religion Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9%
Language Nepali, English, Maithali, and more
Literacy 60%
Government Federal Democratic Republic
Capital Kathmandu
Leader President Bidhya Devi Bhandari (since October 29, 2015); Vice President Nanda Bahadar Pun (since October 31, 2015); Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli (since October 12, 2015)
Currency Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Independence Day 1768 (unified by Prithvi Narayan Shah)
National Holiday Republic Day (May 29), Democracy Day (April 24)
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