Flag of Nepal

Flag of Nepal

Unconventionally shaped flag of Nepal, which was adopted in 1962 together with Nepalese constitution, is made up of two orthogonal triangles where one is placed on the top of the other, both lined with a blue stripe. This shape emerged from a combination of two flags of competing branches of Rana dynasty that once ruled this country. The upper triangle bears a white silhouette of the moon, which represents the royal family and its power. The lower triangle that holds the symbol of the sun stands for Rana family and the political power. The combination of these two symbologies should represent the hope for Nepalese independence to last as long as there is the sun and the moon. The flag´s serrate shape also evokes the peaks of the Himalayas. Red color of the background indicates energy.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of India India New Delhi 1,241,610,000 3,287,260 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People's Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2

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Main information

Country
Nepal
Capital city
Kathmandu
Population
26,494,504 (2011)
Total area
147,181 km2
Formation
1. 1. 1768
Highest point
Mount Everest (8,848 m)
GDP
$ 1,457 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
nepalese rupee (NPR)
Code
NP (NPL)
Calling code
+977
Internet TLD
.np

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By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Nepál (Kathmandu)
English
Nepal (Kathmandu)
German
Nepal (Kathmandu)
French
Népal (Katmandou)
Italian
Nepal (Kathmandu)
Spanish
Nepal (Katmandú)
Russian
Непал (Катманду)
Slovak
Nepál (Káthmandu)
Polish
Nepal (Katmandu)
Portuguese
Nepal (Kathmandu)
Chinese
尼泊尔 (加德满都)
Japanese
ネパール (カトマンズ)
Turkish
Nepal (Katmandu)
Norwegian
Nepal (Kathmandu)
Swedish
Nepal (Katmandu)
Hungarian
Nepál (Katmandu)
Dutch
Nepal (Kathmandu)
Danish
Nepal (Katmandu)
Finnish
Nepal (Kathmandu)
Hebrew
נפאל (קטמנדו)

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