Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, and India to the south, east and west.
The northern part of Nepal is extremely mountainous, with mountains from the Himalayas range that include 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world – the highest being Mount Everest at 8,848 m (29,029 ft). To the south of the mountains lies a hilly region, with alternating river valleys and steep hills that would be counted as mountains in another country. Along the border with India are the southern lowland plains, or Terai, fed by rivers originating in the mountains. The land area is 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 square miles).
The country has a population of 26.5 million (2011 figures). The population is made up of 40% Khas, 40% Mongoloid, 10% Khas-Mongoloid mix, 10% immigrants (Indian, Tibetan etc). In terms of religion, 80.6% of the population is Hindu, 10.7% Bhuddist, 4.2% Moslem, 3.6% Kirant and 0.9% other. The capital is Kathmandu.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Nepal.
Civil Aircraft Registrations:
Nepalese civil aircraft have used the registration prefix 9N-xxx since 1961. There appears to be no official online register listing.
Military Air Arms
Army Aviation (Nepalese Army Air Wing)
Central Government Agencies
Royal Flight (Nepalese Royal Flight)
Armed Police Force – no aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – private operators Mountain Helicopters and Shree Airlines provide EMS services
Police (Nepal Police) – no aviation branch
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
No Nepalese aviation magazines known.
Nepalese Aviation Bibliography – to be added
To be added.