Nepal Country Profile

 Area
  147,181 sq km (56,827 sq mi)
 Capital
  Kathmandu
 Nationality
  Nepalese
 Population
  29.9 million
 Languages
  Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5%
Note: many in government and business also speak English
 Religions
  Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9%
 Literacy
  48.6%
 Gross National Income (per capita)
  US$ 440 (WorldBank)
 Currency
  Nepalese rupee (NPR); 83 rupees = 1 US$
 Climate
  varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south
 Exports—commodities
  carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute goods, grain
 
  All data (except GNI) taken from CIA World Factbook

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Maps

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Download:
Nepal booklet
Booklet (PDF; 1MB) about Nazarene ministry in Nepal (status 2006)

Church Statistics
The Church of the Nazarene began work in Nepal in 1999.

Districts: 1
Organized Churches: 108
Mission Churches: 247
Members: 8,497
Ordained Elders: 27
Licensed Ministers: 58
Lay Pastors: 42
JESUS Film Teams: 10
Statistics correct as of November 2014

 

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