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    Nepal Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/nepal/nepal_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southern Asia, between China and India


      Geographic coordinates: 28 00 N, 84 00 E


      Map references: Asia


      Area: total: 140,800 sq km
      water: 4,000 sq km
      land: 136,800 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Arkansas


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


      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)


      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)


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


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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Kanchan Kalan 70 m
      highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m (1999)


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


      Land use: arable land: 20.27%
      permanent crops: 0.49%
      other: 79.24% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 11,350 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: severe thunderstorms, flooding, landslides, drought, and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons


      Environment - current issues: deforestation (overuse of wood for fuel and lack of alternatives); contaminated water (with human and animal wastes, agricultural runoff, and industrial effluents); wildlife conservation; vehicular emissions


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation


      Geography - note: landlocked; strategic location between China and India; contains eight of world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with China


      NOTE: The information regarding Nepal on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nepal Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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