A comparatively narrow strip of territory dividing India from China, landlocked Nepal has an area of about 140,800 sq km (54,363 sq mi), extending 885 km (550 mi) SE – NW and 201 km (125 mi) NE – SW . Comparatively, the area occupied by Nepal is slightly larger than the state of Arkansas. In its length lie some 800 km (500 mi) of the Himalayan mountain chain. Nepal is bounded on the N by China and on the E , S , and W by India, with a total boundary length of 2,926 km (1,818 mi). Nepal's capital city, Ka¯thmāndu, is located in the central part of the country.