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Nepal - Economic and Social Indicators


Area                    - 147,181 sq.km.
Arable land             - 26,533 sq.km.
Population              - 18.46 million (1991)
Rate of Growth          - 2.08 percent (1981-91 average)
Density and Population  - 125 per sq.km.
Rural population        - 92 perent
Urban population        - 8 percent

LAND USE

Area sq.km. Percent Agriculture - 26,533 18.0 Forest - 55,334 37.6 Snow - 22,463 15.3 Pasture - 19,785 13.4 Water - 4,000 2.7 Other - 19,066 13.0
Literacy - 36.4 (1989 estimate) Infant mortality - 107 per 1000 (1986/87) Life expectancy - 54.0 (1990) Crude birth rate - 41 (1986/87 direct estimate) Crude death rate - 16 (1986/87 direct estimate) Population per doctor - 19,891 (1989/90) Population per hospital bed - 4010 (1989/90)
1990/91
Gross Domestic Product - Rs. 30,745 million (constant prices) Of which - Agriculture - Rs. 18,998 mn. - Non-Agriculture - Rs. 11,747 mn. Rate of Growth of GDP (Current prices) - 4.01 percent Per capita GDP - Rs. 4746 (current prices) Exports - Rs. 7,603.7 mn. Imports - Rs. 24,197.9 mn. Trade Balance - Rs. 16,594.2 mn. Balance of payments - Rs. 4,781 mn. surplus Foreign Debt - Rs. 45.7 billion Debt service ratio - 8 percent Foreign reserves - Rs. 21.3 billion (Jan. 1992) Inflation rate - 9.8 percent (based on national urban consumer price index)

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