A small landlocked country on the lap of Himalayas, Nepal is a Democratic Republic nation located in between two powerhouses India and China. With an area of 1, 47,181 sq. km, Nepal offers pristine natural resources and beauty. This sovereign state in South Asia offers great natural beauty and beautiful environment that range from the low flat lands to Skyscraping Mountains. This small country provides wide prospects in hydropower, rafting and mountain trekking. Homed to the highest peak Mount Everest and the deepest George of the Arun Valley, Nepal is one of the most visited places in the world.
With the end of the monarch rule and the establishment of a new people chosen democratic government, the country is yet to draft a constitution. Regular political upheavals has caused a drastic effect on the overall development of the nation. With “Unity in Diversity”, over 100 castes and creeds live together in this small heaven to make it one of the most loved, most respected and adored countries since a long period of time. Let us take a look at the top 10 most amazing facts about Nepal- the holy and sacred nation.
10. Nepal enjoys one of the slowest internet
To see the history, Internet was into effect in this landlocked country since 1994. Yet, it stands as the second country just after Libya with regards to the internet speed. About 60% people in this country surf internet with a speed which is below 256 kbps. However, different ISPs and communication firms have slowly started providing good internet service at a minimal of cost. The prospect of internet facility is sure to increase in the future days to come real quick.
9. People are bound to live in the dark
Although Nepal ranks second in water resource in the world, and has great prospects of hydropower of around 83,000 MW, the country is bound to face load-shedding problems throughout the year. The crappy infrastructures of the country is not able to withstand the addition of around two millions of people in the county. With border encroachment from India, even rivers are not given to be used properly. On average, people get around 9-12 hours of electricity throughout the day and the schedule changes almost 3-4 times in different seasons. This has been the main reason for underdevelopment as it affects a lot in the long run of industries, factories and offices.
8. Weeds! Did I hear Weeds?
Once named as the weed capital with the best weeds in the world at the Freak Street, Nepal still has got a wide prospect with regards to weed. Although weed is said to be illegal and is not available for buy and sale, we can find the growth of weeds everywhere mostly in the rural area, around the roads, ditches, farm lands, mountainside and everywhere. Who would not love to fire a pot and get along with the fine environment that Nepal beholds. Read about the interesting facts of hippies that came to Kathmandu in the 70’s and 80’s; they know it all.