Nepal is bordered by India in the east, west and south. Kathmandu is the capital city and is the largest metropolis in the country. The national symbols include its unique flag, its emblem, Rhododendron flower, monal bird, and cow. Gautama Buddha was born in this country.
Nepal flagThe national flag is a combination of two pennants (pennons in vexillology). Among the world nations, it is the only flag which is not an quadrilateral.
The flag is crimson red, the color of its flower (Rhododendron arboreum) symbol. The border of the flag is deep blue, the color of peace. A red triangular flag is a Hindu symbol of victory.
The combined twin triangles may also be the signs of Himalayas or the two major religions of the country. The depiction moon and sun represents the hope that the country will last as long as the sun and the moon.
The present flag was adopted on December 16, 1962.
National emblem of NepalThe emblem (coat of arms or symbol) of the country was adopted on 30 December 2006. On the crest of the coat of arms is the flag. The emblem also depicts the Mount Everest and green hills.
|Coat of arms of Nepal|
National flower of NepalThe bright crimson red flowers of Rhododendron arboreum, a small evergreen tree, are the flower symbol of the country.
|Rhododendron arboreum - National flower|
National bird of NepalThe Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus) is the national bird of the country. Monal is also known as danphe and belongs to family Phasianidae.
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|Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)|
National animal of NepalCow is the animal symbol of the country. Cattle including cows are ungulates and belong to genus Bos in the subfamily Bovinae.
|Cow - National animal|
1.Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Nepal.svg
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2.Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Nepal.svg
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3.Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rhododendron_arboreumC.jpg
Photo author: Marcus334 | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Author: Dibyendu Ash | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cow_female_black_white.jpg
Author: Keith Weller/USDA | License: Public domain
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