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Boudha is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal
Boudha is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu

Boudha is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Photo by Raimond Klavins

NEPAL

Asia

NEPAL

Asia

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Capital: Kathmandu

Location: Southern Asia, between China and India

Government: none

Currency: Nepalese rupees (NPR)

Area: 147,181 sq km

Population: 30,424,878 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Nepali (official) 44.6%, Maithali 11.7%, Bhojpuri 6%, Tharu 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.2%, Bajjika 3%, Magar 3%, Doteli 3%, Urdu 2.6%, Avadhi 1.9%, Limbu 1.3%, Gurung 1.2%, Baitadeli 1%, other 6.4%, unspecified 0.2%; note - 123 languages reported as mother tongue in 2011 national census; many in government and business also speak English (2011 est.)

Religion: Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3.1%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%, unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+5.75

Tel Code: +977

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