Comparing Nepal and The United States : Some Interesting Facts

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Nepal vs United States  
     
  Nepal United States
     
Head of State President: Ram Baran Yadav President: Barack Obama
     
Population 30,430,267 316,668,567
     
Life Expectancy 66.860 years 78.620 years
     
Capital City Kathmandu Washington, DC
     
Largest city Kathmandu (population: 1,442,270) New York City (population: 8,008,280)
     
Human Development Index 0.53 0.95
     
GDP per capita $1,300 US $50,700 US
     
Literacy Rate 48.60% 99%
     
Corruption Perception Index 2.7 7.3
     
Percentage of Women in Parliament 33.20% 16.60%
     
Wealthiest Citizens Binod Chudhari William Gates III ($40.0bn US)
     
Unemployment Rate 46.00% 6.70%
     
Death Penalty Abolished Legal
     
     
Political System federal democratic republic Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition
     
Independence date 1768 (unified by Prithvi Narayan SHAH) 4 July 1776 (from Great Britain)
     
Religions Total 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 Rate 100 NPR $1
     
Military Budget as percentage of GDP 1.30% 4.60%
     
Location Southern Asia, between China and India North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
     
Area 147,181 km sq 9,826,675 km sq
     
Coastline 0 km 19,924 km
     
Climate varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south mostly 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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