NEPAL IN BRIEF
The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia and occupies an area of 56,136 square miles. Located between China and India, Nepal is known for its majestic Himalayas and is the home of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Nepal is also the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The national capital is Kathmandu.
Nepal has a population of over 26 million people. Despite its size Nepal is multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic country with rich diversity. Unity within Diversity is the national character of the country.
Nepal is a federal republic state and it has parliamentary system of governance. The President is the Head of the State and the Prime Minister is the Executive Head. Nepal was admitted to the United Nations in 1955.
NEPALESE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
The first Nepalese immigrants to enter the United States were classified as "other Asian." Therefore, no immigration records are available about the Nepalese immigrants until 1975 when the Nepalese were classified as a separate group in the US immigration history. In 1975 it is recorded that 56 Nepalese people immigrated to the United States. The Nepalese Americans Diaspora has estimation that more than 3, 00,000 Nepalese Americans now reside in the various parts of the United States. Mostly Nepalese communities are found in large metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Gainesville, Florida, Portland, Oregon, Virginia, Baltimore, San Francisco and Los Angeles and in many more cities.
Approximately 70,000 Nepalese Americans are scattered in The City of New York and in its surrounding tri-state zone. The population of Nepalese Americans is rapidly growing every year. Nepal maintains an embassy in the United States at 2131 Leroy Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008 and The Office of the Consulate General in The City of New York at 216 E 49th Street 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017 .