Colors and the Meaning of the Nepal Flag
The flag of Nepal consists of red ground and the thin blue strip that surrounds it. In the triangle on the top of the flag is a white colored moon symbol, while in the lower triangle is the white colored sun emblem. The red color is the country’s traditional color and represents its victories. Blue color represents the tranquility of the country.
The two triangular shapes are the Himalayan Mountains and the two main religions of the nation in the country; It represents Buddhism and Hinduism. The moon and the sun represent the Rana family, the royal family, and the prime minister’s family who ruled the country. Furthermore, these symbols refer to the desire of the country to have longer periods such as the sun and moon.
History of the Nepal Flag
B.C. In the old Kurukshetra War described in the Hindu epic of Mahabharata, which dates back to the 800s, it was mentioned that the first King of Nepal, Yalambar, took part in this great war. There is no mention of this flag, but there are discourses that the flag of Kirati people in this great war represents Nepal. At the same time, the Kirat flag served as a model for the Nepal flag, and some suggested that it should be considered a new national flag for Nepal.
The origin of the unique double triangle of the Kirat flag symbolizes Kirat and Nepal. The Nepal flag is believed to have emerged according to the Kirat flag.
The first copy of the Nepal flag found by M. Lupant was shown in 1928 in a book published by Perceval Laundon. The flag was red and had green borders. The flag was not a rectangular flag as a shape. It consisted of two overlapping triangles. Two points are thought to symbolize the royal and Rana family. The moon symbolizes the king, while the Sun represents the Rana family. Moon and Sun also represented the hope of the nation. The faces were shown by a symbol in the middle of both the ears and the forehead, and the face in the upper triangle had a small neck that placed it on the moon.
The flag was then redesigned with minor changes and the flag was adopted on December 16, 1962 with the establishment of a new constitutional government.
Neighboring Countries of Nepal
Home to the highest point in the world, Nepal is located in Asia. Nepal has two neighbors. India is located in the south of the country, the North of the country is the People’s Republic of China.
Main Characteristics of Nepal
Nepal is one of the Asian countries that must be seen with Buddhist temples, nature, sculptures in the streets and architectural structure. Everest hill and the Himalayas also increase the importance of the country. The highest point in the world is located at the top of Everest Hill in Nepal. The capital, Kathmandu, which is very rich in historical places, is a UNESCO-protected city. There are two official languages, Nepali and Sanskrit. Nepal rupees are used as currency.
Climate varies according to height. The higher the climate, the harder the climate. In the vicinity of Kathmandu, summers are hot, winters are cold and harsh. Tarai and mountainous areas in the center are quite hot during the summer months.
The national dishes are lentil rice called Daal-bhaat. Fine meals at affordable rates. Buffalo meat is very common. Spicy tea served with milk is consumed quite a lot.
|Currency||nepalese rupee (NPR)|
|Highest Point||Mount Everest (8,848 m)|
|Total Area||147,181 km2|