About Nepal

Nepal has many warm and gentle people, and we believe that you will feel closer to Nepal as you learn more about the country.

About Nepal

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometers and a population of approximately 27 million (about 2 million irregular workers living abroad), it is the 93rd largest country in the world by land area and the 41st largest by population. Located in the Himalayas, it borders the People’s Republic of China to the north and the Republic of India to the south, east, and west.


Nepal is the country of the Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, and the Birthplace of Gautama Buddha- Lumbini.

Eight of the ten highest mountains in the world are located in Nepal, including Mount Everest, which at 8848 meters above sea level is the highest mountain on earth. Being a mountainous country, Nepal has many fast-flowing rivers and streams, and the second largest hydropower potential in the world.
Tourism is one of Nepal’s main sources of income, with an abundance of facilities for jungle safaris, rafting, trekking, and sightseeing. Approximately 80% of the population lives in remote rural areas and agriculture is the main source of income. Due to the high unemployment rate within Nepal, the Nepalese government, through relevant agencies and organizations, allows the employment of foreigners who have gone through due process to provide the needed labor force abroad.

Culture in Nepal

Nepal’s cultural customs vary from region to region. In the capital city of Kathmandu, multiple cultural groups have lived together for centuries, forming a national identity. The Kathmandu valley has served as the cultural center of Nepal since the late King Prithvi Narayan Shah from Gorkha unified Nepal in the 18th century. The Kathmandu Valley, which has fascinated explorers and conquerors since the beginning of Kathmandu’s history, offers a glimpse into a bygone era of splendor, bounded by the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.

Nepal's Economy

An isolated agrarian society until the mid-20th century, Nepal entered modernity in 1951 without schools, hospitals, roads, communications, electricity, industry, or civil service. Since the 1950s, however, the country has experienced sustainable economic growth and is engaged in an economic liberalization program.

Agriculture remains the main economic activity in Nepal, employing 80% of the population and providing 37% of GDP. Only about 20% of the land is arable, with the remaining 33% forested and most of the remainder in mountainous areas. The main food crops are rice and wheat. Agriculture is thriving in the lowland Terai region, some of which supplies the food insecure hilly areas.

Why Oxon International?

Oxon International is the government-approved recruitment agency registered in the Ministry of Labor in Nepal that aims to provide a variety of manpower including nonskilled labor to semiskilled tradespersons to skilled & highly qualified professionals like engineers, chartered accountants, managers, etc to Malaysia, Gulf countries as UAE, Saudi, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain.