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Nepal Flag

Shop for authentic Nepal Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Nepal flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Nepal flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Nepal National Anthem, historical information about the Nepal flag, and demographic data about Nepal

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History of the Nepal Flag

The Nepal flag is the only flag in the world that is not square or rectangular. It features two right triangles that overlap. The top triangle is smaller than the lower triangle. The color of the Nepal flag is red with a blue border and in the top triangle there is a white crescent moon that is transmitting eight rays and in the lower triangle is a white 12-pointed sun.

The red color represents Nepal's national flower which is the rhododendron and is a symbol of victory and courage as well as representing the country's conquest. The blue color symbolizes peace and harmony. The two triangles were originally used to symbolize the Himalaya mountains, but they currently symbolize Hinduism and Buddhism. The moon on the Nepal flag represents the calmness of the Nepalese People as well as the cool weather in the Himalayas and the sun represents the heat in the lower part of the nation. Together, the sun and moon also symbolize the hope and stability of the country, that will survive as long as the sun and the moon. The Nepal flag was adopted on December 16th, 1962. Nepal does not have or celebrate an Independence Day as it has never been ruled by foreigners or a colony.

Nepal is a landlocked country that is located in Southeast Asia and shares borders with India and China. The largest and capital city of Nepal is called Kathmandu and it is thought that the country's history began here with the Hindu Kiratis ruling Kathmandu valley in the 7th-8th centuries, making Nepal the oldest country in Southeast Asia. The country is protected by the "Gurkha Soldiers" who have the motto "Better to die than be a coward" and they have also been a paid part of the British army in 1815.

Nepal's economy is considered a poor nation and many people here live in poverty. The country's economy does rely greatly on agriculture, textiles, and tourism and is home to many beautiful tourist attractions. Kathmandu is the biggest tourist destination in the country. One of the main attractions in Kathmandu is the "Kwa Bahal" (Golden Temple) which is a Buddhist Monastery that dates back to the 12th century. The temple has been as it is now since 1409 and not changed.

The Buddhist monasteries and temples hold high significance and importance in Nepal as this was the birth place of Buddha and some of the most important pilgrimage sites are here. Another main attraction is the "Bouddhanath Monastery" which is the largest monastery that Nepal has. Nepal is also home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, which is also known as "Sagarmatha" which translates as "Goddess of the Sky." The Himalaya mountain range can also be found in Nepal and is home to the highest lake on earth, "Tilicho."

Geographic Coordinates
28 00 N, 84 00 E
Area
147,181 sq km
Population
28,951,852
Life Expectancy
65.81 years
Government Type
Federal democratic republic
Capital
Kathmandu
GDP
$33.25 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
46% (2008 est.)
Currency
Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Calling Code
+977
Internet TLD
.np

Nepal National Anthem

We are Hundreds of Flowers (Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka)

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Lyrics

Hundreds of flowers - Us, one garland - Nepali
Sovereign, spread out from Mechi to Mahakali.

Hundreds of flowers - Us, one garland - Nepali
Sovereign, spread out from Mechi to Mahakali.

A playground for millions of Nature's gifts
By the blood of heroes, independent and immovable.

Land of knowledge, land of peace, Terai, hills, mountains
Indivisible - our beloved, motherland Nepal.

multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and with a large culture
progressive nation ours, oh great Nepal!