Nepal Table of Contents Religion and Society. The majority of people of Nepal follow Hindu religion and then second Buddhist religion. Most Hindu followers are located in Asia with the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada having the largest Hindu population outside Asia. The given table shows the population composition by religion in 2001 and 2011 AD. There was not a system of keeping records of these ethnic groups in the past. In the early 1990s, Nepal was the only constitutionally declared Hindu state in the world; there was, however, a great deal of intermingling of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. Size of various ethnic/caste groups in the total population was hardly known. The religion is believed to be a mix of animism, Saivism and Buddhism. The core characteristics and beliefs of the world's major religions are described below. Nepal is a birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The total percentage of people following Hindu is 80.62 in 2001 and 81.34 in 2011 AD.
People also follow other religions like Jain, Prakriti, Bon, Sikh etc. That would put the percentage of Christians at nearly 10 percent and rising, as opposed to the government’s claimed 1.5 percent. They do have their own customs, traditions and culture. Religion occupies an integral position in Nepalese life and society. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Currently, 21.1 % of the population of Nepal is urban (6,034,147 people in 2019) Population Density The 2019 population density in Nepal is 200 people per Km 2 (517 people per mi 2 ), calculated on a total land area of 143,350 Km2 (55,348 sq.
Nepal is traditionally tied to the Dharmic religions, mostly Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) and Buddhism, while other Dharmic religions like Jainism and Sikhism is still a minority.
Nepal has been since long known as a multi-ethnic, multilingual and multicultural country. miles). All four groups of the Kirati, the Limbu, Rai, Sunuwar and Yakkha, are mostly located in Nepal. Various native ethnic groups inhabit scattered in many places of Nepal.
While Nepal is officially a secular country, it has an overwhelming Hindu majority that, historically, has tolerated a small Buddhist minority that poses no threat to the country’s Hindu identity. Religions: This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. Kirat Mundham is a religion that is practiced by the Kirati people, who live primarily in Nepal, India, and Myanmar. The religion that originated in India is believed to be the oldest one in the world. Hinduism is one of the world’s major religions with a global following of over 1.032 billion people.