The Nepal Flag

Nepal Flag
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The Nepal flag has colors red, white, and blue. It consists of two connected pennants, which represent the Rana dynasty. It is the only national flag that isn’t a square or a rectangle.

The Nepal flag has ratio 5:4 and it was officially adopted on December 16, 1962. The pennants were in use since the 1800’s, but the design is a Hindu one that goes back over 2,000 years.

The color red stands for bravery. The blue stands for harmony and peace. The two triangles of the Nepal flag stand for the Himalaya Mountains, as well as the two religions of Buddhism and Hinduism. The moon and star symbolizes permanence.

The largest city and capital in the country is Kathmandu. The Nepal flag belongs to a nation whose national anthem or song is titled simply “Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka”. The national motto is “Mother and motherland are dearer than the heavens". The currency used is the Rupee.

Some interesting facts about Nepal:

religion: Hinduism 80.7%, Islam 4.0%, Buddhism 10.6%, Kirant 3.8%, others 0.9%
languages: Nepali 48.0%, Bhojpuri 7.2%, Maithali 12.2%, Tharu 5.7%, Tamang 5.0%, Magar 3.4%, Awadhi 2.3%, Newar 3.7%, other/unspecified 12.6% (2001 census)
population: 29,519,135

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