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Key facts about Nepal, site of magnitude-7.8 quake

Key facts about Nepal, where an earthquake magnitude-7. 8 hit Saturday:___GEOGRAPHY:Straddles the Himalayas between northern India and China and is home to Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. It rises steeply from the Ganges River Basin in India and contains high fertile valleys and eight of the world's 14 highest peaks. ___PEOPLE:27. 8 million, about 90 percent Hindu and 5 percent Buddhist. ___CAPITAL:Kathmandu, pop. 700,000___AREA:147,181 square kilometers (56,827 square of the more...

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