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Kathmandu
democratic republic
147181 km2
29519114 (July 2008 est.) / 200/km2
Nepalese Rupee (NPR) currency converter
$ 1200 (2007 est.)
0.534 (2005)
Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% (2001 census)
note: many in government and business also speak English (2001 est.)
Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census) note: only official Hindu state in the world
varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south
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