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On a first-lady goodwill tour of Asia in April 1995—the kind of banal trip that she now claims as part of her foreign-policy 'experience'—Mrs. Clinton had been in Nepal and been briefly introduced to the late Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest. Ever ready to milk the moment, she announced that her mother had actually named her for this famous and intrepid explorer. The claim 'worked' well enough to be repeated at other stops and even showed up in Bill Clinton's memoirs almost a decade later, as one more instance of the gutsy tradition that undergirds the junior senator from New York. Sen. Clinton was born in 1947, and Sir Edmund Hillary and his partner Tenzing Norgay did not ascend Mount Everest until 1953, so the story was self-evidently untrue and eventually yielded to fact-checking.

Christopher Hitchens - Anglo-American author.


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Profile: Nepal


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Profile: Nepal

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Sanghiya Loktantrik Ganatantra Nepal (Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal)
Head of State: President Ram Baran Yadav (Nepali Congress) (from 23 Jul 2008)
Head of government: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli (elected by parliament 11 Oct 2015)
Ruling party: Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) (CPN-UML)
Area: 147,181 square km
Population: 28.11 million (2014)* (26,620,809; 2011, census figure)
Capital: Kathmandu
Official language: Nepali (Devnagari script)
Currency: Rupee (NRs) = 100 paisa (the NRs is pegged to the Indian rupee – NRs 160 = Rs100) (Notes with the King's image became illegal tender on 17 March 2011)
Exchange rate: NRs106.47 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$699 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 5.48% (2014)
GDP: US$19.64 billion (2014)
Labour force: 18.00 million (2009)*
Inflation: 9.04% (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$5.51 billion (2013)
Annual FDI: US$94.02 million (2011)
* estimated figure


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