Nepal holds a number of records which makes a high profile for this small country. Eventhough for the many Nepalese people there are many unknown facts. In this article we collect some unknown facts of Nepal. Mount Everest being the peak of the world at the height of 8,848m, there are others like the Tilicho lake- the highest lake on earth at the height of 4800m, Shey Phoksundo Lake- the deepest lake of 145m at the height of 3600m, the deepest gorge of Kalidanki of 1200m and the highest valley on Earth- the Arun valley. Similarly, Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other city in the world. It holds 7 of them at around a radius of 15 Kilometers. 8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world lie in Nepal. (8000m and above)
- Unknown Facts #1
About 60% of internet users in Nepal surf Internet with a speed below 265kbps. It is the second slowest speed in the world just behind Libya. About 60% people in Nepal surf internet since 1994. Different ISPs and communication firms have slowly started providing good internet service at a minimal of cost. Let’s hope the prospect of internet facility is sure to increase in the future days to come real quick.
- Unknown Facts #2
The national flag of Nepal is the World’s only non-quadrilateral National Flag. Nepal’s flag is maroon with two triangular shapes stacked on one another with blue border. The upper triangle consists of moon and the lower triangle consists of the sun. The basic design of this flag is over 2000 years old.
- Unknown Facts #3
Nepal doesn’t have an Independence Day because Nepal was never colonized. Nepal was never under any foreign invasion. Also, Nepal is the oldest country in South Asia.
- Unknown Facts #4
Although Nepal ranks second in water resources in the world in terms of great prospects of hydropower of 83MW, Nepalese are facing load-shedding problems throughout the year. The political instability is the main reason behind this. Even rivers are not given to be used properly because of borer encroachment with India. On average, people get around 9-12 hours of electricity throughout the day and the schedule changes almost 3-4 times in different seasons. This has been the main reasons for underdevelopment as it affects a lot in the long run of industries, factories and offices.
- Unknown Facts #5
Somethings for the World to learn from Nepalese people who hold the best feeling for Unity and Patriotism. There hasn’t been a single case were there has been a clash in the name of religion in Nepal. Not a single drop of Blood has ever been shed in Nepal in the name of Religious and Ethnic Riot.
- Unknown Facts #6
The only Living Goddess in the World called KUMARI can be found in Nepal. The literal meaning of Kumari is Virgin. In Nepal these kumara, or “Living Goddesses,” are pre-pubescent girls considered to be the earthly manifestations of divine female energy, incarnations of the goddess know as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga. Selected as children, they live in temples, are carried in chariots during festivals and are worshiped by thousands of Hindus and Buddhists. They retire upon puberty.
- Unknown Facts #7
Nepal is the Birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Siddhartha Gautam (BUDDDHA) was born in Kapilvastu, Lumbini which lies in Nepal. Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists.