Nepal

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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल (Nepali)
Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl
Flag Emblem
Motto: जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी (Sanskrit)
Mother and Motherland are Greater than Heaven (explicitly cited English)
Anthem: सयौं थुँगा फूलका (language?)
Made of Hundreds of Flowers (explicitly cited English)
Capital
and largest city
Kathmandu
Official languages Nepali
National languages [1] Awadhi
Bhojpuri
Gurung
Kiranti
Limbu
Magar
Maithili
Nepali (official)
Nepal Bhasa
Rai
Sherpa
Tamang
Tharu
Religion 81.3% Hinduism
9% Buddhism
4.4% Islam
3% Kirant
1.4% Christianity
0.4% Animism
0.5% Irreligion.[2][3]
Demonym Nepali
Nepalese
Gorkhali
Gorkhay
Government Federal parliamentary republic
 •  President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
 •  Vice President Nanda Kishor Pun
 •  Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba
 •  Speaker of House Onsari Gharti Magar
 •  Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli (Acting)
Legislature Parliament
Unification
 •  Kingdom declared 25 September 1768[4] 
 •  State declared 15 January 2007 
 •  Republic declared 28 May 2008 
Area
 •  Total 147,181 km2 (95th)
56,827 sq mi
 •  Water (%) 2.8
Population
 •  2011 census 26,494,504[5]
 •  Density 180/km2 (62nd)
518/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
 •  Total $74.020 billion[6]
 •  Per capita $2,573[6]
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
 •  Total $24.067 billion[6]
 •  Per capita $837[6]
Gini (2010)Negative increase 32.8[7]
medium
HDI (2016)Increase 0.558[8]
medium · 144th
Currency Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone Nepal Standard Time (UTC+05:45)
DST not observed
Drives on the left
Calling code +977
Internet TLD .np
.नेपाल

Nepal is a landlocked nation in South Asia. It is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China to the northeast and India to the south and west; it is separated from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim and from Bangladesh by a small strip of the Indian state of West Bengal, known as the "Chicken's Neck". The Himalaya mountain range runs across Nepal's north and western parts, and eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the highest, Mount Everest, are situated within its territory. Founded and unified by Prithvi Narayan Shah in 17th Century.

Chhaupadi

Nepal is a vibrant country free from the oppression of racist white people who oppress women with microaggressions, rape culture, and antisemitism. Nepal's most culturally enriching thing is Chhaupadi and it allows women full female empowerment that they can't get in an oppressive white Western country that's ruled by the patriarchy.

In Chhaupadi when a woman menstruates, she has to go to some tiny hut or in a barn with farm animals. She's considered "impure" and can't do normal activities.

During this time, women are forbidden to touch men or even to enter the courtyard of their own homes. They are barred from consuming milk, yogurt, butter, meat, and other nutritious foods, for fear they will forever mar those goods. The women must survive on a diet of dry foods, salt, and rice. They cannot use warm blankets and are allowed only a small rug; most commonly, this is made of jute (also known as burlap). They are also restricted from going to school or performing their daily functions like taking a bath and forced to stay in the conditions of the shed.

This is about one week each month. They also get this for two weeks around childbirth so they birth children in barns like the baby Jesus.

A lot of women die from this: smoke inhalation, snake bites, exposure to cold, catching the flu, and so on.

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References

  1. "Nepal". Ethnologue. Retrieved 24 April 2016. all Regional languages are now considered national language of Nepal 
  2. 2011 Nepal Census Report Archived 18 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Shrestha, Khadga Man (2005). "Religious Syncretism and Context of Buddhism in Modern Nepal". Voice of History. 20 (1): 51–60. 
  4. "Nepal5". Royalark.net. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. "National Population and Housing Census 2011 (National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics (Nepal). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Nepal". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  7. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  8. (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2017 http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/2016_human_development_report.pdf//. Retrieved 22 March 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)