The book “Nepal Introduction (11th Edition) 2080” aims to provide brief information to the youth about various aspects of Nepal’s glorious history, geographical, biological, religious, cultural, and linguistic diversity, as well as its economic, administrative, political, social, legal, and international affairs. This edition, published since 2069 BS by the former Information Department (now Information and Broadcasting Department), attempts to incorporate credible sources of information wherever possible for reliability. The chapters of this book include a geographical overview of Nepal, its situation, division, political divisions of Nepal, federalism, and local bodies, natural resources and means of Nepal, population, national parks, wildlife reserves, hunting reserves, conservation areas, and fauna. The second chapter includes a brief historical outline of Nepal, basis of Nepal’s nomenclature, origin of Nepal as a state, ancient Nepal, various epochs, and political development. Chapter three focuses on Nepal’s constitutional development, while chapter four includes Nepal’s public administration. Similarly, chapter five covers Nepal’s economic development, chapter six Nepal’s social life, ethnic diversity, settlement, living conditions, and attire, including Nepal’s cultural and natural heritage listed in the World Heritage List. In chapter seven, mention is made of Nepal’s language, literature, and arts, while chapter eight includes Nepal’s pre-development, health, education, sports, food and water, sanitation, transportation, energy, irrigation, communication, and information technology. Chapter nine briefly mentions communication and journalism in Nepal. Chapter ten discusses Nepal’s foreign policy and international relations. Chapter eleven highlights the significant places from Nepal’s historical, religious, and touristic perspectives. In this edition, acknowledgments are extended to the Honorable Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, as well as to the esteemed cooperation received from the Tribhuvan University, Department of Geography, Professor Dr. Kedar Dahal, Professor Dr. Madan Regmi from the Central Department of Nepali History, Culture, and Archeology, Associate Professor Dr. Chandraman Shrestha in language editing, and the entire staff of the Information and Broadcasting Department for their assistance in editing and production of the book. Thank you!

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