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Kathmandu Metropolitan City
येँ महानगरपालिका
ñē̆ dēy (ञेँ देय्)
Kantipur
Skyline of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (Nepal )
Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Coordinates: 27°42′N 85°20′E / 27.7, 85.333
Country Nepal
Development Region Central
Zone Bagmati
District Kathmandu
Kasthamandap
Established 723 [1]
Government
 - CEO Ankur Jung Rana[1]
Area
 - Total 50.67 km² (19.6 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 701,962
Time zone GMT +5:45 (UTC)
Website: http://www.kathmandu.gov.np/

Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमांडौ, Nepal Bhasa: येँ) is the capital and the largest city of Nepal. The city is situated in Kathmandu Valley that also contains two other cities - Patan and Bhaktapur. Nepali is the lingua franca of the valley and is the most widely spoken language. Nepal Bhasa/Newari is the language spoken by native people, the Newars. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 4,500 ft (1,400 m) and is inhabited by about 700,000 people. Kathmandu is the most developed city in Nepal. Image File history File links Red_pog. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... ... Nepali (Khaskura) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Nepal, Bhutan, and some parts of India and Myanmar (Burma). ... “Newari” redirects here. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Birds eye view of the Patan Durbar Square. ... Peacock Window View of a typical square A street of Bhaktapur Bhaktapur (27. ... Nepali (Khaskura) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Nepal, Bhutan, and some parts of India and Myanmar (Burma). ... Lingua franca, literally Frankish language in Italian, was originally a mixed language consisting largely of Italian plus a vocabulary drawn from Turkish, Persian, French, Greek and Arabic and used for communication throughout the Middle East. ... Newari redirects here. ... The Newar are the indigenous ethnolinguistic group of Nepals Kathmandu valley. ... The Newar or Newah are the indigenous group of Nepals Kathmandu valley. ...

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History

The earliest known inscription in the Kathmandu Valley is dated 185 AD. The oldest firmly dated building in the earthquake-prone valley is almost 1,992 years old. Four stupas around the city of Patan said to have been erected by Charumati, attest to the ancient history present within the valley. The Kirats are the first documented rulers of Kathmandu Valley, the remains of their palace are in Patan near kendra Hiranyavarna Mahavihara (called "Patukodon"). The Licchavi Dynasty whose earliest inscriptions date back to 464 AD were the next rulers of the valley. The Malla Dynasty consisted of Newar rulers, who ruled Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding area from the 12th century till the 17th century when the Shah Dynasty founder Prithvi Narayan Shah conquered the valley as he created present-day Nepal. Most of ancient Nepali architecture present in Nepal today is from the Malla/Newar era. A typical Nepalese house in the valley, made from cow dung and clay The Kathmandu valley, located in the Kingdom of Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus as well as the... The Great Stupa at Sanchi. ... Patan is : a city in Nepal (Patan, Nepal) a city and district in Gujarat (Patan, Gujarat) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Selected ethnic groups of Nepal; Bhotia, Sherpa, Thakali Gurung Kiranti, Rai, Limbu Newari Pahari Tamang Kirant refers to the Kiranti group or a Kirata confederation that includes the Limbu, Rai, Yakkha and Sunuwar ethnic groups of Nepal. ... Licchavi (also Lichchhavi, Lichavi) was an ancient kingdom in Nepal, which existed in the Kathmandu Valley from approximately 400 to 750. ... The Malla Dynasty was a Newari Dynasty that ruled Nepal from the twelfth century AD to the seventeenth century AD. Topics of Newar They were the ruling dynasty in the kathmandu. ... The Newar or Newah are the indigenous group of Nepals Kathmandu valley. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Royal Standard of Nepal The king of Nepal is known as the Raja; his Queen is known as the Rani. ... Prithvi Narayan Shah, King of Nepal (1723 - 1775 A.D.; Nepali: पृथ्वी नारायण शाह), with whom we move into the modern period of Nepals history, was the ninth generation descendant of Dravya Shah (1559 - 1570 A.D.) , the founder of the ruling house of Gorkha. ... Malla was a tribe of eastern ancient India. ... The Newar or Newah are the indigenous group of Nepals Kathmandu valley. ...


The city of Kathmandu is named after a structure in Durbar Square called Kaasthamandap. In Sanskrit, Kaasth (काष्ठ) = "wood" and Mandap (मंडप/मण्डप) = "covered shelter." This unique temple, also known as Maru Sattal, was built in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla. The entire structure contains no iron nails or supports and is made entirely from wood. Legend has it that the timber used for this two story pagoda was obtained from a single tree. Durbar Square is a market square in Kathmandu, Nepal. ... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ...


Kathmandu is also sometimes called "Kantipur". Newars, the native people of the Kathmandu valley use the original term from Nepal Bhasa, Yne. The Newar are the indigenous ethnolinguistic group of Nepals Kathmandu valley. ... Newari redirects here. ...


Present

Kathmandu is home to most of the government offices, embassies, corporate houses, and the palace. The old palace of Newar kings, Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is listed as UNESCO world heritage site, is in Basantapur, next to Freak Street, which was the popular hippie spot during the seventies. The Shah King's Palace stands right next to Thamel - the tourist hub of the country. Thamel consists of two parallel streets just to the west of the palace. It is home to different hotels, ranging from different stars. The palace is at the head of Durbar Marg, a street lined with various shops. Most of the streets in Kathmandu are named from Nepal Bhasa, owing its origin to the rich Newari Culture and heritage. Image File history File links Pashupatinath_Temple. ... Image File history File links Pashupatinath_Temple. ... Pashupatinath Temple, Eastview A holyman crosses Bagmati river with a plank of wood Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath temple (पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple located on the shore of the Bagmati river on the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. ... Boudhanath is the Great Stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. ... The Newar or Newah are the indigenous group of Nepals Kathmandu valley. ... Rooftops of Thamel Streets of Thamel Thamel is a popular tourist destination in Nepals Kathmandu Valley. ... Newari redirects here. ...


The "old" city is noted for its many Buddhist and Hindu temples and palaces, most dating to the 17th century. Many of these landmarks have been damaged by earthquakes and pollution. This valley hosts an UNESCO World Heritage Sites composed by seven different Monument Zones: The centers of the three primary cities, Kathmandu Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur, the two most important Buddhist stupas, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and two famous Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath temple and Changu Narayan. Since 2003 the site has been inscribed in the World Heritage List as being "in danger" out of concern for the ongoing loss of authenticity and the outstanding universal value of the cultural property. A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... Org type Specialized Agency Acronyms UNESCO Head Director General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura Japan Status Active Established 1945 Website www. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Stupa at Swayambhunath Shikhar style temple erected by king Pratap Malla Swayambhunath (Devnagari: स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप, English (rarely):Monkey Temple) is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the area of Kathmandu. ... Boudhanath is the Great Stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. ... Pashupatinath Temple, Eastview A holyman crosses Bagmati river with a plank of wood Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath temple (पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple located on the shore of the Bagmati river on the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. ... Changu Narayan is the name of the deity enshrined in the Changu Narayan Temple, located near Changu village in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


Kathmandu has been popular with western tourists since the 1960s when it became a key stop on the hippie trail, when Jho: Chheen (Nepal Bhasa, continuous house)(Freak Street) was the one of the main location. It is also the subject of a popular Bob Seger song for the same reason. It is rumoured that many rock singers used to visit Jho: Cheen and downtown Kathmandu in search of tranquility and Nirvana. The hippie trail is a term used to describe the journeys taken by hippies in the 1960s and 70s from Europe, overland to and from eastern Asia. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. ...


Tribhuvan International Airport also is located about 25 km from the city center, offering domestic and international flights. , Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT) is an international airport situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. ...


Geography

The city is located in the northwestern part of Kathmandu valley. The Kathmandu Valley covers an area of 218 sq. miles. It is situated at 1336 m above the sea level. Bagmati, Bishnumati, Dhobikhola, and Tukucha rivers wind through the city.


Administrative divisions

A crowded street in Kathmandu.
A crowded street in Kathmandu.

The metropolitan has been divided into around 5 sectors by metropolitan authorities as follows[2]


Central sector

The central sector consists of wards 1, 5, 11, 31, 32 and 33.


East sector

The east sector consists of wards 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 34 and 35.


North sector

The north sector consists of wards 2, 3, 4, 16, 29.


City core

The city core consists of wards 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 12, 20, 21, 22 and 23. This is the most densely populated part of the city. This part consists of most of the historical and cultural monuments of the city.


West sector

The west sector consists of wards 13, 14 and 15.


Demographics

According to 2001 census, there are 235,387 households in the metropolitan city[3]. Kathmandu metropolitan authorities estimate the number of people living in the city to be around 1,081,845 people [4] The largest ethnic groups are Newars, Brahmins and Kshetris. The major languages are Nepali and Nepal Bhasa. The major religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. Nepali could mean: Nepali — A citizen of the country of Nepal. ... Newari redirects here. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Buddhism is a Dharmic religion and philosophy[1] with between 230 to 500 million adherents worldwide. ...


Government

The city is looked after by Kathmandu metropolitan office located at Bagdarbar. The city hosts Singhadarbar, the government seat of Nepal (with office of Prime Minister, Supreme Court and Senate). Most of the ministries are present in the Singha Darbar premises. The Royal Palace is located in central part of city in ward number 1.


Economy

Kathmandu houses most of the banks, business houses, offices, organizations and share market of Nepal. The busiest economic centers are New Road of Kathmandu, Ason, Putalisadak and Darbar Marg. New Road is regarded as financial hub with presence of most of the banks in this street. New Road New Road (Nepali: , Nepal Bhasa: न्हु सतक) literally is a four lane street in the center of Kathmandu. ... This article is about a road in London. ...


Freak Street and Thamel are main tourist areas important for tourism. Rooftops of Thamel Streets of Thamel Thamel is a popular tourist destination in Nepals Kathmandu Valley. ...


Cultural impact

The city has been referenced in numerous songs, including works by Cat Stevens ("Katmandu", Mona Bone Jakon (1970)), Bob Seger ("Katmandu", Beautiful Loser (1975)), Krematorij ("Kathmandu", Three Springs (2000)), Fito Páez ("Tráfico por Katmandú" -- "Traffic through Kathmandu"); Will Ackerman ("A Happy Home in Kathmandu", The Opening of Doors (1993)); Tantra ("The Hills of Katmandu", early 1980s); and Godiego ("Coming Together in Kathmandu" (1980). Yusuf Islam,[1] formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... Mona Bone Jakon is an album by singer/songwriter Cat Stevens. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. ... Beautiful Loser is the eighth album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Krematorij (Крематорий) is a Russian rock group. ... Fito Páez Rodolfo Fito Páez (born March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, Spanish language singer and film director. ... William Ackerman is a musician specializing in acoustic-based instrumental music. ... Godiego ) is a popular group from Japan, consisting of Mickie Yoshino, Takami Asano, Steve Fox, Yukihide Takekawa, and Tommy Snyder. ...


Numerous works of literature have been set in Kathmandu, including Kim Stanley Robinson's 1989 work, Escape from Kathmandu. For the late American actress, see Kim Stanley. ... Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson is a 1989 collection of fictional novellas about a group of American expatriates in Nepal. ...


In some travelogues, the Kathmandu valley has been referred to as the "Emerald Valley".


Gallery

Kathmandu in Popular Music

Kathmandu, mostly due to its popularity among Hippies, has been represented in various albums and songs including: For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ...

Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. ... Dum Maro Dum (Take another toke!) is an Indian Hindi song from the 1971 Bollywood movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna. ... Hare Rama Hare Krishna was a film made by Dev Anand in the 70s starring himself and Zeenat Aman. ... Asha Bhosle[1] (Marathi: ) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the novel, Lost Horizon, written by British writer James Hilton in 1933. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... Yusuf Islam,[1] formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... Fito Páez Rodolfo Fito Páez (born March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, Spanish language singer and film director. ... Dave King. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion because: it is patent nonsense. ... John Milton Hayes (1884 - 1940), better known as J. Milton Hayes, was a poet, best known for his 1911 work The Green Eye of the Yellow God, much parodied by his contemporary Stanley Holloway and later by The Goon Show. ... 2112 track listing 2112 (Track 1) A Passage to Bangkok (Track 2) The Twilight Zone (Track 3) A Passage to Bangkok is the second song on Rushs album, 2112. ... Look up Rush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Sister cities

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See also

, Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT) is an international airport situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. ... A typical Nepalese house in the valley, made from cow dung and clay The Kathmandu valley, located in the Kingdom of Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus as well as the...

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Census Nepal 2001. Retrieved on July 13, 2007.
  2. ^ Ward Profiles, Kathmandu Metropolitan City
  3. ^ Template:Cite web accessdate = July 13
  4. ^ National Report 2001

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JAA is an abbreviation for: Japan Asia Airways the Joint Aviation Authorities of Europe This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kachilaa is a special meat delicacy of Newars, consisting of marinated raw minced water buffalo meat. ... Lakhamari (Nepal Bhasa: लाखमरी) is a type of sweet of Newars. ... Sanyaa is a special type of dried fish prepared by the Newars. ... Sanyaakhuna is a special type of jelly like food prepared and consumed primarily by the Newars. ... Thwon (Nepal Bhasa:थ्वं) is a type of alcoholic beverage. ... Goon lā(Nepal Bhasa:गुं ला) is a month of Nepalese calendar Nepal Sambat. ... Sā Pāru (Devnagari : सा पारू, English: Cow festival, Nepali: Gai Jatra) is a festival celebrated chiefly in Nepal by the Newars. ... Yanyā Punhi (Devnagari: ञेया पुन्ही, Sanskrit: Indra Jatra) is a festival celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Majipa Lakhey (Lakhey Aaju, Devnagari: मजिपा लाखे, लाखे आजु) is a special Lakhey. ... Star Trek: Enterprise starship, see Kumari (Star Trek). ... The eight Ajimas of Kathmandu are also worshipped as Asthamatrika Ajima (Nepal Bhasa:अजिमा) is a group of goddess of Newar pantheon. ... Matrikas, that is, the mothers, are a band of divinities, which always appear in a group. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Newari Dance consists of the whole array of dances that are traditionally performed by Newars. ... Nepal Sambat (Nepal Bhasa: नेपाल सम्बत) is a lunar calendar. ... Birds eye view of the Patan Durbar Square. ... Peacock Window View of a typical square A street of Bhaktapur Bhaktapur (27. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Buddhism is a Dharmic religion and philosophy[1] with between 230 to 500 million adherents worldwide. ... Newar Buddhism originally means the Vajrayana Buddhism practised by Newars with Bajrachharya as the priest. ...

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