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Religion

Pashupatinath Temple NepalPashupatinath Temple NepalPhoto: Harry Paudyal CC 4.0 International no changes made

Nepal religion is inseparable from everyday life. Everywhere you see large or small temples. Nepal is officially a Hindu country. But nowhere is there such a mix between the different faiths. About 90% of the population is Hindu, 5% Buddhist and 3.5% Muslim. The king is considered a reincarnation of Vishnu, the Hindu god. Traditionally, people are tolerant of other religions. Missionary or missionary work is officially prohibited, but church services can be attended freely. There is also a small percentage of Christians in Nepal.


Sources

Encarta Ecyclopedie

Finlay, H / Nepal
Lonely Planet

Nepal
APA

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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