To Draw or not to Draw- That is the question!
Did this take you back to your School Days? Drawing a Map of Nepal is one of those questions that is almost a guarantee during the exam of Social Studies. The question goes something like this:
“Draw a full-page map of Nepal and insert the followings facts there:
Arghakhachi, Mt Choyu, Karnali Highway, Lake Tilicho”
It is either this or drawing a map of some other continents showing a few locations on them.
Being a Nepali and knowing more about Nepal, a lot of you probably chose to draw the map of Nepal. It is easier to remember and draw the map of your own home country after all. But can you draw it well?
Don’t worry as we are here to guide you on this process. We have a simple but a tried and tested way to draw a compelling Map of Nepal.
Steps to create a well-drawn Map of Nepal for Exams
The process of drawing a Map is rather simple. All that you need is a few graph lines and knowledge of some shapes. The following is a step-by-step process of drawing a Map of Nepal.
Step 1 – Make the Graph
This is the step where you prepare the graph in which you will be drawing the Map. To make a graph, you have to:
- Make a rectangle of the dimensions 12x 20 Centimeters
- Divide the breath of the rectangle into 3 equal parts of 4 Centimeters each
- Divide the length of the rectangle into parts of 4 Centimeter, 6 Centimeter, 6 Centimeter, and 4 Centimeter
Once you do this, you will have a Graph that looks like this
Step 2 – Mark the Graph
Mark the graph at the places as shown below
These marks will be the points where you will be inserting the first part of the Map.
Step 3 – Draw the Shape as shown
Draw the shapes as shown below
These shapes indicate the locations of Karnali, Dhaulagiri, Gandaki, Janakpur, Mechi, Mahakali.
Step 4 – Add some more shapes and connect them
This is the step where you fill in the map of Nepal.
Step 5 – Fill in the additional details
In this final step, you add the index, show the border and the direction, and add in the necessary details.
With this, you complete drawing the Map of Nepal. Now it should be noted that the map doesn’t have to be completely accurate. As long as the shape resembles the actual map it is good enough.
As you may have noticed by now, there are things that you need to memorize in this process of drawing the map of Nepal. However, you may also have noticed that these can help you locate the general position of a lot of places in Nepal.
By following this step, you will create a neat drawing of the Map and easily score points as long as you know the general location of the things you need to insert in the Map.
There are a few things that you need to consider while drawing a Map. A map without an index or well recognizable borders is nothing but a weird shape with weird symbols.
An index helps you know what the symbols mean and well-drawn borders help you distinguish locations clearly. Along with this you also need to indicate the direction and scale of the map to make it readable as well.
We hope that this was helpful for you. And as always, thank you for reading till the end. If you have any suggestions for us, do let us know them down in the comments down below.