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Geography of Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country devious between 800 4'- 800 12' east longitude and 260 22'- 300 4' north latitude. The total area contains 147,181 sq. km. Nepal is surrounded by the Tibet, an independent Region of China, to the north and India in the east,west and south. The country is rectangular in shape, about 885 km long boarded by Mechi River in east and Mahakali River in west and about 200 km tall from south to north.

Nepal is separated into three geographical areas known as Terai Region, Mountain Region and Himalayan Region regularly south to north.

In the north it includes the mountains and hills between the huge Ganges plain and high Tibetan level. The Himalayan Range contents close to the one third of the whole greater Himalaya Range including the 8 of world’s 10 tallest mountains. There are about 1300 other peaks of over 6000 meters high lies in this region. In the south a narrow plane land known as Terai Region survive bordered by Mahabharat Range and Siwalik Hill. Between are boarded valleys, the internal Terai which were once infected with deadly malaria but this area is now a quickly developing area since DDT was reach to destroy Malaria. The Terai Region is also known and productive bread holder of Nepal. Between the Himalayas and Terai the Mountain Region covers 64% of total surface area of Nepal.