Nepal is in Southern Asia, between China and India. It covers a total area of 143,351 sq km and its boundary is 2,926 km long in total, bordered by China 1,236 km and India 1,690 km. It is a landlocked country. The weather and climate vary from hot summers to severe winters. Nepal has varieties of lands as it has weather and people. The land starts from 70m from sea level from Kanchan Kalan in Terai and passes through the hilly region to the world's highest point Mount Everest at 8,850 m. Nepal is known for its natural beauty and it has its own cultures. It has more than 70 ethnic groups and more than 60 different languages are spoken in different parts of Nepal. Nepali is the national language of Nepal. People practice several religions. Till now Hinduism and Buddhism have the largest population. Kathmandu is the capital.