Updated: Sep 18, 2022
Nepal, or officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Nepal is a country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas. It is a landlocked country that is bordered by China in the north and India in the south, east, and west.
Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim.
Reason for Naming
The origin of name Nepal is derived from the Nepal Bhasa, which is the language of Newars, the natives of Kathmandu Valley, and has its origin in the fact that Kathmandu Valley used to be called Nepa, the term that is still used by Newars.