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NEPAL Country Profile

Nepal ...the words itself magic sound spell especially for Russians, that can take you to a distant and mysterious country located among the highest mountains in the world - the Himalayas. Nepal - the greatness of snowy peaks, ancient history and the glory of the brave climbers. In this country, so many people do believe that the legendary Shambhala is hidden here, where secretly live Teachers world immortal saints. By the way, one of the popular interpretations of the word "Nepal" - "holy house", "holy abode" (from Ne (holy) and pal (cave-house).

But very few people know that Nepal is a beautiful country and even for tea, no less tasty and healthy than the other famous world's teas. Because, Nepali tea plantations are much younger, it has more strength and he - a bright future.

Nepal - a country in South Asia, located in the central part of the Himalayas. In the north it borders with China to the east, south and west - with India. Area - 147,181 square kilometers at a distance of 150 km from north to south elevation ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (8,848 meters). More than 40% of the territory of Nepal is situated at an altitude of more than 3000 m, so that Nepal is the most mountainous country in the world. In Nepal are 240 peaks over 6 thousand meters, including 8 of the 14 existing in the world eight-thousanders, including the highest of them - Everest - 8848m (Sagarmatha or Chomolungma).

Nepal - a small country, but it is on the right is one of the unique, rich and diverse countries in the world for its geographical position. Nepal is one of the richest countries in terms of biological diversity. Significant height difference determines the amazing variety of climatic conditions. No country has such a small space for a range of climates, ranging from the tropical south and ending with the Arctic glaciers of the Great Himalaya Range. The small space of Nepal noted the unique diversity of flora and fauna. There is everything from elephant grass (Miscanthus) to edelweiss. Of freshwater dolphin to snow leopard. The country's capital, Kathmandu, is often called Asian Florence. It is the greatest treasure trove of Hindu and Buddhist art - "there are so many temples as houses, and many gods, as many people."

Almost 10% of the country - it's national parks and reserves, the preferred habitat of 180 species of mammals, including 30 species of large wild animals, and more than 8% of all known species of birds. At high altitudes, the symbol of Nepal live - bird Dunphy (Lophophorus impejanus), a major representative of the pheasant family. The male of this species distinctive splendor coloring.

There is a hypothesis that in the mountainous regions of Nepal can meet the mysterious "Bigfoot" - Eyti.

Although Nepal occupies only 0.1% of our planet, it is native to the shelter:

- 2,4% of all flowering plants in the world (6000 types);
- 8,5% of populations of birds (more than 848 species);
- 4,2% of mammals;
- 11 of the 14 families of butterflies in the world (over 635 species);
- 2,0% of all orchid species (360 species);
- 2,2% of all freshwater fish;
- 1,1% species of frogs;
- 700 species of plants used in local homeopathy;

Sandwiched between the vast expanses of India and China, Nepal on the map seems tiny. However, Nepal - this is truly an earthly paradise for lovers of flora and fauna, architecture, and is considered an open air museum.

Nepal - the country of rich traditions and harmonious combination of the two great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism. In Nepal, Hinduism and Buddhism - the main religion. They coexist and often inseparable. Nepal - home to one of the greatest luminaries of humanity Gautama Buddha, whose teachings formed the basis of Buddhism. Buddha is considered an incarnation of Vishnu. In the temple of Lord Shiva - Pashupatinath, which is located in the capital of Nepal - Kathmandu wants to go at least once in their life every Hindu. What is called places of power at every step; they are associated with the presence of great teachers and the ancient holy sites and natural temples in the mountains ...

- Out of the four Buddhas, three were born in Nepal (Krakutsand Buddha Kanakmuni Buddha, Sakyamuni Buddha);
- The main temple of Hindus "Pashupati Nath" is located in Nepal (Kathmandu).
- Sita - the wife of Rama, who is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, was born in Janakpur Nepal.
- Living Goddess Kumari. Hindus, it is considered the epitome of the goddess Taleju Bhawani or young hypostasis Durga.
- Nepal - the birthplace of Vyasa (Vedavyasa) - sage, which is considered by the author or editor-compiler of many deep and extensive ancient monuments in volume - the Vedas, the Puranas, Vedanta system of philosophy, as well as the famous epic "Mahabharata". Vyasa is considered the author of "The Vedanta Sutras" included along with the "Bhagavad-gita" and Upanishads in the so-called "triple canon" ("Prasthanatrayi") - revered by all movements and schools of Hinduism, recognize the authority of the Vedas. He was born at the intersection of two rivers Networks and Madi. The place is named in his honor, as Vedavyasa perhaps modern city Damauli in Tanahu (district of Nepal).

According to ancient legends, the highest mountains were chosen by the gods to watch out for people. Not by chance, the one who had ever been in Nepal will forever remember this feeling - the proximity to the sky.

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