Nepal is a small country in Asia, landlocked

Nepal is a small country in Asia, landlocked

Nepal is a small country in Asia, landlocked

Nepal is a small country in Asia, landlocked between India and China and lies nested in the laps of the world’s highest mountain range - the Himalayas. The topographical feature of Nepal is unique as it stretches from the vast lowlands of the terai to the legendary Yak and Yeti trails of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8848m). Nepal has a population of about 22 million comprising of various tribes and races having their own ethnic languages and culture. Nepal basically has an agro- based economy as around 80 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture although, of late, there has been some growth in industrialization, especially in the urban areas. For its size Nepal presents an extremely varied picture of people and topography. Honesty, courage and simplicity together with an inborn sense of loyalty characterize the Nepalese way of life. Nepal is the homeland of the legendary world famous soldiers, Gurkhas ! For the last 187 years Gurkhas have been serving under the British Crown, and a large number in the Indian army after its independence in 1947. Over the last few decades there has been a contingent in the Sultanate of Brunei comprising of a segment of ex-Gurkha soldiers. There is also a substantial number serving for over five decades now as Gurkha Contingent in Singapore Police Force.

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