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Nepal: Geography#

LocationSouthern Asia, between China and India
Geographic Coordinates28 00 N, 84 00 E 28.0,84.0
Area total: 147,181 sq km
land: 143,351 sq km
water: 3,830 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 147181
DBpedia: 147181
Geoname: 140800
Infoplease: 140800
Britannica: 147181
Wolfram: 147181

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Land boundariestotal: 2,926 km
border countries: China 1,236 km, India 1,690 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Kanchan Kalan 70 m
highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m (highest point in Asia)
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mount Everest 8848 m; Kangchenjunga 8586 m; Kangchenjunga West 8505 m; Lhotse 8501 m; Makalu 8462 m
According to Geonames: Mount Everest 8848 m; Kanchenjunga 8586 m; Makalu 8463 m; Dhaulagiri 8167 m; Manaslu 8163 m

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Important Mountains
TerrainTarai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north
Natural Hazardssevere thunderstorms; flooding; landslides; drought and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons
Natural Resourcequartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore
Land Usearable land: 16%
permanent crops: 0.8%
other: 83.2% (2011)
Climatevaries from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south
Irrigated Land11,680 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources210.2 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation (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 agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesKathmandu; Pokhara; Lalitpur; Biratnagar; Birganj
Kathmandu; Pokhara; Patan; Biratnagar; Birganj
[List Verified]
Explanation: "The official name of Patan is Lalitpur"
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; strategic location between China and India; contains eight of world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga - the world's tallest and third tallest - on the borders with China and India respectively