Territory in south Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl


Nepal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres and a population of approximately 27 million (and 2 million absentee workers living abroad), Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis. Kathmandu Valley itself has estimated population of 5 million. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.79, Rank: 84, Personal Freedom: 7.04, Economic Freedom: 6.54, Democracy Index: 4.57
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.54, Rank: 108
Nepal | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 51, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
"Nepal ratified its first democratic constitution on September 20, 2015, establishing a bicameral parliament with the prime minister as chief executive, and organizing the state into seven new provinces. It was approved with 507 out of 601 votes by the Nepalese Constituent Assembly (CA), with most dissent coming from pro-Hindu opponents of secularization or representatives of ethnic minorities concerned that the new provincial boundaries will weaken their political influence."