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Nepal - An Overview- 2014

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Nepal is a small landlocked country situated in between two huge nations: India bordered in the east, south, and west and China in the north (80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude).

Know NepalArea: 140,800 square km between 70 and 8848 meters altitude
Capital city: Kathmandu, Population: 1,740,977 
National Language: Nepali
National Population: 26.6 million
Male Population: 12,927,431 male
Female Population: 13,693,378
Mountain: 7, Hill: 43, Tarai Zone: 50% percent population
Population growth rate: 2.25 per cent per annum
Human Development Index (HDI): 145th among 187 countries
National figure for population under poverty: 25.2
Multidimensional poverty rate: 18.1%
Extreme Poverty: 18.6%
Women received education beyond the school: 17.9
Men received education beyond the school: 39.9
Representation of women in the parliament: 33.2

Major Health and related Indicators Status of 2013
Prevalence of Underweight Children aged 6 to 59 months 28.8
Proportion of stunted children aged 6 to 59 month 40.5
Net enrolment rate in primary education 95.3
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) 46
Under Five Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) 54
Proportion of 1 year old Children immunised against Measles 88
Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 100,000 live births) 170
At least 4 ANC visits (%) 50.1
Proportion of births attended by skilled birth attendant (%) 50
Contraceptive prevalence rate modern methods (%) 43.2
Unmet need for family planning (%) 27
HIV prevalence among Men and Women aged 15-24 years (%) 0.12
Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection receiving ART (%) 28.7
Clinical malaria incidence (per 1,000 population) 3.28
Prevalence rate associated with TB (100,000 population) 238
Death rate associated with TB (per 100,000 population) 21
Proportion of people using wood as main fuel 64.4
Proportion of population using improved drinking water source 85
Proportion of population using improved sanitation facilities 62
 Source: Adopted from Nepal Millennium Development Goals Progress Report 2013

 
Source
: Central Bureau of Statistics, 2011, HDI report 2014

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