Nepal's national flag, known in Nepali as “Nepalko Jhanda,” is unique in that it is the only non-rectangular flag that functions as both the state and civic flag for a sovereign country. It's a double-pennon flag, which is made up of two single pennies.
The ruby red color of the flag indicates bravery and is also the color of the rhododendron, Nepal's national flower. The blue border that surrounds the flag symbolizes peace. Previously, the sun and crescent moon motifs on the flag included human features, but these were removed in 1962 to modernize the flag.
On December 16, 1962, the current flag design was adopted, coinciding with the inauguration of a new constitutional government. Shankar Nath Rimal, a construction engineer, standardized the flag at the request of King Mahendra. The flag's design is a blend of the two unique pennons used by rival branches of the royal family and borrows from conventional flag designs used during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia, between India and China. It is the home to the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, and is home to eight of the ten highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. Nepal is a diverse country with a rich cultural heritage and a wide range of languages and ethnicities.
The history of Nepal dates back to ancient times, with the earliest recorded civilization dating back to the 7th century BC. The country was ruled by a series of dynasties over the centuries, and became a unified kingdom in the late 18th century. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Nepal underwent significant political and social changes, including the adoption of a constitution and the establishment of a multiparty democracy.
Nepal has a mixed economy, with a combination of agriculture, industry, and services sectors. The country is known for its production of textiles, including wool and cashmere, and is also a major exporter of tea and rice. Tourism is a major contributor to the economy, with millions of visitors each year drawn to Nepal's stunning natural beauty and cultural attractions. The official language of Nepal is Nepali, and the country is predominantly Hindu, with a small minority of Buddhists.
|Country codes||NP, NPL (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal|
|Religion||81.3% Hinduism, 9.0% Buddhism, 4.4% Islam, 3.1% Kirant, 1.4% Christianity, 0.5% Prakriti, 0.3% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+05:45 (Nepal Standard Time)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Population density||203 per Km2 (526 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||21.4 % of the population is urban (6,226,233 people in 2020)|
|Median age||24.6 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 143,350 Km2 (55,348 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Mount Everest (8 848 m, 29 029 ft)|
|Lowest point||Mukhiyapatti Musharniya (59 m, 194 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 1,208 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Nepalese rupee (₨, NPR)|
|Internet TLD||.np (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Nepal Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Nepal