geography of nepal

                   NEPAL : AT A GLANC
  • continent            :asia 
  • official name      :federal democratic republic of nepal
  • capital                : kathmandu
  • location              :southern asia,situated between india south      and china east                                                         
  • latitude                   :26d22d-30d27 north
  • longitude                :80d 4-88d 12 east
  • size                         :area:147,181sqkm                                                                       :length: 885km east to west                                                         :width:  non-uniform,193km north  south 
LAND BOUNDARIES:     ​
: total:2,926km
: border countries:china1,236km,india elevation estremes:                      
:lowest point:kanchan kalan 70m.
:highest point: sagarmatha mount everest 8,848m
    THE LAND
for a small country,nepal has tremendous geographic diversity,rising from the tropical terai plain. nepal commonly is devided three east-west physiographic belts the terai the hills and the mountain region.it is also divided in to three major drainage systems in the east the koshi,in the center the gandaki/narayani,and in the west the karnali.

1:THE HILL REGION
situated south of the mountain region,the hilly region is mostly between 1,000 and 4,000 meters in altitude.this region begins at the lake where a fault system called the main boundry thrust creates an escarpment 1,000 to 1,500 meters high rising to the crest of this range generally at about 2,000 occasionally up to 3,000 meters.
2: THE MOUNTAIN REGION
the mountain region is abruptly elevated thousend of meters in to the zone of perpetual snow along the main central thust fault zone.south of this fault system, hills do not greatly exceed treeline at about 3,500 meters.north of it the himalayas rise as a virtual wall avobe the snowline at 5,000  to 5,500 meters to some 90 peaks over 7,000 meters(22,965) and eight giants exceeding 8,000 meters(26,246) including mount everest 8,848 meters high and kanchanjunga at 8,598 meters.
3:THE TARAI REGION