Nepal: Precipitation

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 Nepal

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 1,500
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1961 - 2020
 Average 1,500
 Min - Max 1,500 - 1,500
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Nepal from 1961 to 2020. The average value for Nepal during that period was 1500 mm per year with a minimum of 1500 mm per year in 1961 and a maximum of 1500 mm per year in 1961. The latest value from 2020 is 1500 mm per year. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 1168 mm per year. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nepal - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nepal - Precipitation - historical chart - 1961-2020




Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.


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 Agricultural land 41,210 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 115.7 2021 index points
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