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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
संघीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल
Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl
Location of Nepal on the Asian continent
Map of Nepal
Location of Nepal on the Asian continent
Location of Nepal on the Asian continent
CapitalKathmandu
Official language(s) Nepali
Demonym Nepalese
Government Federal Democratic Republic
 -  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Population
 -  July, 2009 estimate 28,563,377 
Currency Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Internet TLD .np
Calling code 977


Nepal (Nepali: नेपाल, Nepāl), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Nepali: संघीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल, Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl), is a country located in Asia, between China and India. Its terrain is characterized by low plains in the south, hills in its central region, and the Himalayan Mountains in the north. Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain at 29,029 feet (8,848m), is located in Nepal.

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Buddhism

Main Article: Buddhism

Buddhism is a worldwide religion and philosophy about 2,500 years old with approximately 376 million adherents as of 2005.[1] Buddhism's inception is tied to the historic figure of Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha Gautama, between 500 to 400 BC in what is modern day Nepal. Siddhartha born into a pampered life renounces his status and spends seven years traveling and seeking out teachers trying various ascetic practices like fasting for enlightenment. Eventually the Buddha uncovered his own path while meditating under the Bodhi tree and after temptation from Mara (Buddhist Lord of the senses) he gleaned the Four Noble Truths and gained enlightenment. Buddhists believe there are infinite number of past and future Buddhas.

Marine Fossils

Many marine fossils have been found high up in the limestone beds of the Himalayan Mountains located in Nepal. Experts are in agreement that these fossils must have been buried by ocean waters. These evidences heavily support the Global Flood mentioned in Genesis.

References

  1. Major Religions Ranked By Size by Adherents.com

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