Country Profile

Population (2011): 30.5 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Area: 147,181 sq km
Main Languages: Nepali (official), Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang
Religions: Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census)
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
GDP (2011): US$18.9 billion
GDP per capita (2011): US$619
GDP growth (2011): 3.9%
GDP contribution by sector: Agriculture 34.9%, Industry 15%, Services 50.1% (2010 est.)
Urban population (2011): 17%
Life Expectancy (2011): 0.69
Internation dialing code: (+977)