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Photos of previous Volunteerbuild Trips to Nepal

Country Profile

Population 30.03 Million (2021)
Border Countries Nepal borders with India to the east, south and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the PRC to the north.
Capital City Kathmandu
Currency The Nepalese Rupee
Language Napali (main language), Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, and Newari are also official languages of Nepal
Religion Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 3%
Type of Government Federal democratic republic
% living in poverty 15.1% of the population lived below the national poverty line in 2022/23
Life Expectancy Male: 66.57 years and Female: 70.36 years
Infectious Diseases Dengue fever, scrub typhus, influenza (H5N1 and H1N1)
Top Killers Cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases and Neoplasms
Literacy Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older) 71.15% (2021)
Natural Resources Mineral, forestry, and water resources
Agriculture Nepalese agriculture is dominated by cereal crops. Rice, maize and wheat constitute more than 80% of cereal production
Industry Tourism, carpets, textiles; small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick production
Exports Soybean oil, palm oil, clothing and apparel, carpets, nutmeg (2021)

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