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History

Nepal is a federal democratic republican country lying in southern slope of Himalayas, it is a country of breathtaking beauty but is terribly poor and has been blighted by past conflicts.

In such a country it will come as no surprise that whilst the legal requirement for compulsory school attendance in Nepal is 5 years, few children attain this and in the poorer and more rural areas schooling and an education is the often stuff of fairy tales.

Though the country itself is relatively small in area, it is full of natural diversity regarding vegetation, climate and landscapes.

Nepal has been made famous for its tourism through trekking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, wild life, peaks, jungle safaris, river rafting, sport fishing; Kathmandu is the capital and largest city. The other main cities include Pokhara, Siddhartha (Bhairahawa), Patan, Bhaktapur and Biratnagar.
The country has population of 24.5 million, 44 percent of whom are under the age of 15, and it is growing at a rate of 2.4 percent per year.

About one half of the population reside in the Tarai (plains) bordering on India, with the remainder living in scattered settlements in the hills and mountains. With a gross national product of $220 per capita and 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, Nepal is classified as one of the world's least developed and poorest countries.

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