Country Profile

Population (2014): 30.9 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Area: 147,181 sq km
Main Languages: Nepali (official), Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang
Religions: Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
GDP (2013): US$19.34 billion
GDP per capita (2013): US$2,500
GDP growth (2013): 3.6%
GDP contribution by sector (2013): Agriculture 36.8%, Industry 14.5%, Services 48.7% (2010 est.)
Urban population (2011): 17%
Life Expectancy (2014): 67.19
Internation dialling code: (+977)