Nepal is a sovereign and independent kingdom. It is bordered by the "autonomous"
region of Tibet in the North, and by India in the South, East and West.
Its location stretches 885 kilometres from West to East, and in the North-South
direction its width varies between 141 and 241 kilometres. The country
can be divided into the following 3 geographical zones
Alpine Zone: The altitude in this zone
varies between 4877 and 8848 metres. 8 of the 14 highest mountain peaks
in the world - which are more than 8000 metres high - are to be found
here including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and others.
Terai region: Terai region: The lowlands
in the South, towards the Indian border, make up approx. 17% of the countries
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mountainous region:This region makes up
approx. 64% of the countries area Here lie the Mahabharat mountain range
which reaches a height of 4877 metres, and the lower chain of the Churia