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    Nepal Geography - 1990

      Total area: 140,800 km2
      land area: 136,800 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Arkansas

      Land boundaries: 2,926 km total; China 1,236 km, India 1,690 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Climate: varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winter in south

      Terrain: Tarai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north

      Natural resources: quartz, water, timber, hydroelectric potential, scenic beauty; small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore

      Land use: 17% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 13% meadows and pastures; 33% forest and woodland; 37% other; includes 2% irrigated

      Environment: contains eight of world's 10 highest peaks; deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution

      Note: landlocked; strategic location between China and India

      NOTE: The information regarding Nepal on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nepal Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nepal Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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