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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nepal 1 rupee - III

One rupee, Sagarmatha
nepal 1 rupee sagarmathaSagarmatha, Nepal
mount everest sagarmatha nepalSagarmatha is the Nepalese name of mount Everest, and it means "on top of the world". The other prominent attraction of the region is the Sagarmatha national park, which has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The Sagarmatha national park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, where plants grow and flowers bloom rapidly after the monsoons, and the region becomes green in a short period of time. Lots of insects and birds which feed on them can also be found here. The park also boasts of being home to quite a few endangered species like the Red Panda(think the Jungle book), the elusive snow leopard, musk deer(known for its scent), wild yak and the Himalayan Black bear.

It may be noted that Sagar is a Sanskrit word meaning sky, and it is not to be confused with the Hindi word Sagar which means sea or ocean and Matha means forehead. Hence we have Sagarmatha as the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest.

One rupee, 50 years of UN
nepal 1 rupee 50th anniversary united nationsMetal: Brass plated steel
Diameter: 22mm
Theme: 50th anniversary of the United Nations

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