Overview - Nepal

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Capital:Kathmandu
Area:147,181 km²
Population:28,287,147 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Nepali - 47.8%, Maithali - 12.1%, Bhojpuri - 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) - 5.8%, Tamang - 5.1%, Newar - 3.6%, Magar - 3.3%, Awadhi - 2.4%, others - 10%, unspecified - 2.5%.
Religion(s):Hindu - 80.6%, Buddhist - 10.7%, Muslim - 4.2%, Kirant - 3.6%, others - 0.9%.
Ethnic Group(s):Chhettri - 15.5%, Brahman-Hill - 12.5%, Magar - 7%, Tharu - 6.6%, Tamang - 5.5%, Newar - 5.4%, Muslim - 4.2%, Kami - 3.9%, Yadav - 3.9%, others - 32.7%, unspecified - 2.8%.