Thursday, June 09, 2011
Nepal is located in the Southern part of Asia in between China and India. Its area is just over 147,000 square kilometers, which is slightly larger then Arkansas. The climate varies from cool summers and severe winters in the North to subtropical summers and mild winters in the South. In terms of terrain, Nepal has a bit of everything. It ranges from a flat river plain in the South to a central hilly area to the mountainous Himalayas in the North. The same is true of its elevation points with a low of 70 meters at Kanchan Kalan and a high of 8,850 meters at Mount Everest, the World's highest point. Nepal is home to eight of the ten highest peaks in the World. Nepal also has various natural resources including: quartz, water, timber, hydropower, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, and iron ore.