10 Unknown fact about Nepal

Nepal is the only country in the world with a non-rectangular flag. It consists of two overlapping triangles representing the Himalayas and the two major religions of the country - Hinduism and Buddhism.

Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft).

The Nepalese calendar is approximately 56 years and 8.5 months ahead of the Gregorian calendar. The Nepalese year starts in mid-April and has 12 months of 30 days each, with an additional month added every three years.

Nepal is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, who was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal in 623 BC.

Nepal has more than 120 ethnic groups and over 123 languages spoken, making it one of the most diverse countries in the world.

The Yeti, a legendary creature said to inhabit the Himalayan region, has long been associated with Nepal. Many people still believe in its existence, and there have been several alleged sightings of the creature over the years.

Nepal is the only country in the world where the practice of living goddesses or Kumari still exists. Young prepubescent girls are chosen to be Kumari and are worshipped as manifestations of the goddess Taleju until they reach puberty.

Nepal has a unique tradition of Gurkha soldiers who are known for their bravery, loyalty, and discipline. They have been serving in the British Army since 1815 and have a reputation as some of the finest soldiers in the world.

Nepal is one of the few countries in the world where marijuana is legal. The use of marijuana has been a part of the country's culture for centuries, and it is commonly used for medicinal and religious purposes.

Nepal has some of the world's most extreme airports, including Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, which is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its short runway and challenging approach through the mountains.