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is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis. Kathmandu Valley itself has estimated population of 5 million. Nepal has a rich geography. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. By some measures, Hinduism is practised by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation. Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal. Many Nepali do not distinguish between Hinduism and Buddhism and follow both religious traditions. There are three different Buddhist traditions: Himalayan Buddhism, Buddhism of Kathmandu Valley (mostly Mahayana and Vajrayana), and also the Theravada Buddhism. A monarchy throughout most of its history, Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms. However, a decade-long Civil War by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties led to the 12 point agreement of November 22, 2005. The ensuing elections for the constituent assembly on May 28, 2008 overwhelmingly favored the abdication of the Nepali monarch Gyanendra Shah and the establishment of a federal multiparty representative democratic republic. The first President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, was sworn in on July 23, 2008.

Capital KATHMANDU
Currency Rupia nepalese (NPR)
Country code 00977
Spoken languages ​​ Nepali
Passport

necessary, with residual validity of at least six months and not exceeding period of stay in the country.

Health

The health situation, both for the care and hygiene, it is extremely precarious throughout the country, including the capital Kathmandu. We recommend, therefore, before embarking on the journey to ensure their good health, and to conclude, however, that includes health insurance, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. Particularly to those wishing to make trekking or hiking in the mountains, we note the complete absence in Nepal of rescue and recovery structures dispersed some reliability. Local institutions are unable to provide assistance in the mountains even in the event of natural disasters. We therefore recommend to fellow countrymen who wish to travel to Nepal for trekking and water sports at high altitudes, to verify, before their departure from Italy, their health conditions are good. Especially given the lack of local structures capable of providing relief, it is recommended for those who suffer from diseases that may cause problems at high altitudes, to avoid this kind of excursions. In the country there are the following endemic diseases against which you recommend, after consulting a doctor, immunizations: · hepatitis "A" and "B"; · tifoidee infections from contaminated food or water; · anger, due to the high number of stray animals circulating even in urban centres; · cholera, against which the vaccine offers only partial protection; · meningitis (meningococcal). The risk of infection is low for foreigners but the quick and often fatal disease. We recommend the vaccine who makes trekking for a period longer than one week; · Japanese encephalitis, with low risk of infection. We recommend the vaccine to who holds a long time in the Terai; · poliomyelitis. Westerners are generally already vaccinated; · ciclospora, intestinal disease, formerly known as "blue-green algae", is found mainly in warm period (April to July) and tends to disappear into November.

Climate

Tropical heat in the southern regions (plain of Terai); sub-tropical moderate hilly central regions (Kathmandu, Pokhara); Alpine areas higher in the North; sub-Arctic, tundra, mountain areas. Temperatures range from very hot to Plains bitingly of the mountains. Monsoon rainfall from June to September with daily very intense rains that make up the climate dominant element.

Viability

International driving licence (Geneva Convention 1949 model) for a maximum of 15 days, then a local licence is required Insurance Rc required border. Documents for temporary importation It required the carnet customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Driving rules Left-hand drive

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