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Internet Usage Statistics:
6,400,000 Internet users as of June, 2016;
19.9% of the population, according to IWS.

Nepal - officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked Himalayan country in South Asia, bordered by the People’s Republic of China to the north and by India to the south, east and west. For a small territory, the Nepali landscape is uncommonly diverse, ranging from the humid Terai in the south to the lofty Himalayas mountains. Nepal boasts eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest on the border with Tibet in the People’s Republic of China. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city. The other main cities include Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Birgunj, Janakpur, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Mahendranagar, etc. The origin of the name Nepal is uncertain, but the most popular understanding is that it derived from Ne (holy) and pal (cave). More than 80% of Nepalese follow Hinduism.

Latest Population Estimate:
32,111,345 population for 2016, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita is US$ 522 for 2010, according to the I.M.F..

Nepal Land Size (Area):
Nepal has 147,181 sq km - Population Density is 197 persons per sq km.

Weather in Nepal: Weather in Nepal.

Hotels in Nepal: Hotel Bookings in Nepal.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.2 %






0.7 %

US$ 165





1.0 %

US$ 377





2.2 %

US$ 522





9.0 %






19.9 %



Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: International Monetary Fund.

Nepal Statistics
Nepal Statistical Brief from the World Bank

Search Engines and Directories:
Nepal Search Engines

Nepal Open Directory


Nepal Profile

Nepal in the Wikipedia
Nepal history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Nepal in the CIA World Factbook
Nepal information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Nepal Profile
Up to date resume about Nepal leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Nepal e-Government Project
The Nepal e-Government Project.

Nepal Information Page
The Nepal portal, with useful information.

Nepal Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Nepal Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics Report
Nepal’s telecommunications sector is small but growing. Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Amid an unsettled political climate, the country has been moving towards a more liberalised telecom market. By April 2006, over 170 operators had been authorised to provide a wide range of telecom services, including two for basic telephony (Nepal Telecom and United Telecom Ltd) and two for mobile telephony (Nepal Telecom and Spice Nepal Pvt Ltd). In addition, the licensing of a relatively large number of ISPs, combined with the liberalisation of the VSAT data market, has created excellent conditions for the Internet to thrive in Nepal. This report looks at the overall state of telecommunications in Nepal and provides a selection of pertinent market statistics.
See summary and table of contents

Asia Mobile Operators and MVNOs
A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which the MVNO provides services to its customers. An MVNO enters into a business agreement with a mobile network operator to obtain bulk access to network services at wholesale rates, then sets retail prices independently. An MVNO may use its own customer service, billing support systems, marketing and sales personnel, or it could employ the services of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE).
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See the table of contents and report summary here.

Broadband, ICT and Consumer E-Commerce in Nepal

June 2016 Review

In its latest Education Sector Report, ADB (Asia Development Bank) recommends more emphasis on more responsive investment in ICT, and in science and technology. ADB is working to foster an environment that encourages its developing member countries (DMCs) to take up the latest technology in a way that will be financially sustainable, encourage still further innovation, and expand use of ICT into poorer, more remote areas. Education systems in the region can be radically improved through intelligent use of innovative ICT, appropriate training for teachers and sector managers, and support to centers that nurture new ideas.

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