Nepal

Landlocked region isolated by Himalayas; cultural and religious center by the 4th century; under medieval Buddhist and Hindu Rajput dynasties of India; Gurkha king overthrew ruling Mallas in the 18th century; expansion into India caused war with Britain in the early 19th century; official language is Nepalese, though English and many indigenous languages are also spoken.

Quick Facts on Nepal

Go Historic ID
36704
Names
Nepal
Location
Population
30,424,878 (#48 in world) (2021 est.)
Religions
Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3.1%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%, unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)