Comparing Nepal and The United States : Some Interesting Facts

by Bijay
Comparing Nepal and The United States : Some Interesting Facts

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Nepal vs United States 
   
 NepalUnited States
   
Head of StatePresident: Ram Baran YadavPresident: Barack Obama
   
Population30,430,267316,668,567
   
Life Expectancy66.860 years78.620 years
   
Capital CityKathmanduWashington, DC
   
Largest cityKathmandu (population: 1,442,270)New York City (population: 8,008,280)
   
Human Development Index0.530.95
   
GDP per capita$1,300 US$50,700 US
   
Literacy Rate48.60%99%
   
Corruption Perception Index2.77.3
   
Percentage of Women in Parliament33.20%16.60%
   
Wealthiest CitizensBinod ChudhariWilliam Gates III ($40.0bn US)
   
Unemployment Rate46.00%6.70%
   
Death PenaltyAbolishedLegal
   
   
Political Systemfederal democratic republicConstitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition
   
Independence date1768 (unified by Prithvi Narayan SHAH)4 July 1776 (from Great Britain)
   
ReligionsTotal Religion: 10
Hindu: 80.8%
Boudha: 9%
Islam: 4.4%
Kirat: 3.0%
Christain: 1.4%
Prakriti: 0.4%
Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
  
   
Languages Mother tongue: 123
Nepali Language: 44.6%
Maithili: 11.7%
Bhojpuri: 6.0%
Tharu: 5.8%
Tamang: 5.1%
Newar: 3.2%
Maithali 12.1%,
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
 note: many in government and business also speak English (2001 est.)note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
   
External Debt$3,956,000,000 $$15,930,000,000,000 US
   
Exchange Rate100 NPR$1
   
Military Budget as percentage of GDP1.30%4.60%
   
LocationSouthern Asia, between China and IndiaNorth America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
   
Area147,181 km sq9,826,675 km sq
   
Coastline0 km19,924 km
   
Climatevaries from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in southmostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest

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