Kathmandu

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Kathmandu (काठमाडौं, य़े: Yei, Nepali pronunciation: ) is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around one million.wikipedia
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Province No. 3

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Today, it is the seat of government of the Nepalese republic established in 2008 and is part of Province No. 3.
Home to the country's capital Kathmandu, it is mostly hilly and mountainous, home to peaks including Gaurishankar, Langtang, Jugal, and Ganesh.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SAARCSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation
It has been home to the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since 1985.
Its secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Pashupatinath Temple

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The city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several world heritage sites: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal.

Economy of Nepal

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Kathmandu is and has been for many years the centre of Nepal's history, art, culture, and economy.
Kathmandu is linked to India and nearby hill regions by road and an expanding highway network.

Nepal

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Stone inscriptions are a ubiquitous element at heritage sites and are key sources for the history of Nepal.
Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city.

Swayambhunath

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The city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several world heritage sites: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
Swayambhu (Devanagari: स्वयम्भू स्तूप; स्वयंभू; sometimes Swayambu or Swoyambhu) is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city.

Boudhanath

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The city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several world heritage sites: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
Boudhanath (बौद्ध स्तुपा, also called the Khāsa Chaitya, Nepal Bhasa Khāsti, Prachalit Nepal alphabet : 𑐏𑐵𑐳𑑂𑐟𑐶 𑐩𑐵𑐴𑐵𑐔𑐿𑐟𑑂𑐫, Standard Tibetan Jarung Khashor, ) is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Himalayas

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The valley is historically termed as "Nepal Mandala" and has been the home of Newar people, a cosmopolitan urban civilization in the Himalayas foothills.
To the south of these lies Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and the largest city in the Himalayas.

Sankhu

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During the reign of the seventh Kirata ruler, Jitedasti, Buddhist monks entered Kathmandu valley and established a forest monastery at Sankhu.
Sankhu (alternative name: Sakwa (Nepal Bhasa: सक्व)) is the ancient Newar town located in the north-eastern corner of Kathmandu Valley in about 17 km from the capital city Kathmandu.

Kingdom of Nepal

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The city was the royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy.
After the fall of Kirtipur, Shah took the other cities Kathmandu and Lalitpur in 1768 and Bhaktapur in 1769, completing his conquest of the valley.

Singha Durbar

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One of these barracks is still in use at Bhadrakali (in front of Singha Durbar).
Singha Durbar (सिंहदरवार; translation: Lion's Palace) is a palace in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

History of Kathmandu

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The Battle of Kirtipur was the start of the Gorkha conquest of the Kathmandu Valley.
The history of the city of Kathmandu, which is inseparable from that of the Kathmandu valley, dates back to ancient times.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

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The city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several world heritage sites: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Architecturally notable buildings from this era include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the former durbar of Kirtipur, Nyatapola, Kumbheshwar, the Krishna temple, and others.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city.

Battle of Kathmandu

Battle of Kantipurconquest of Kathmandu
The Gorkha Kingdom ended the Malla confederation after the Battle of Kathmandu in 1768.
It was fought in Kathmandu in 1768, and resulted in the defeat of its king Jaya Prakash Malla by Prithvi Narayan Shah, king of the adjoining Gorkha Kingdom.

Lalitpur, Nepal

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The city is bounded by several other municipalities of the Kathmandu valley: south of the Bagmati by Lalitpur Metropolitan City (Patan), with which it forms one urban area surrounded by a ring road, to the southwest by Kirtipur Municipality and to the east by Madyapur Thimi Municipality.
Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan (पाटन Pātan, यल Yala, पाटन ), is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal.

Swayambhu Purana

According to Swayambhu Purana, present-day Kathmandu was once a huge and deep lake named "Nagdaha", as it was full of snakes.
Swayambhu Purana or Svāyambhū Purāṇa (Devanagari: स्वयम्भू पूराण) is a Buddhist scripture about the origin and development of Kathmandu valley.

Nepal Mandala

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The colophons of ancient manuscripts, dated as late as the 20th century, refer to Kathmandu as Kāṣṭhamaṇḍap Mahānagar in Nepal Mandala.
Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal Mandala until the 15th century when three capitals, including Kathmandu and Lalitpur, were established.

Dharahara

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The nine-storey tower Dharahara was originally built during this era.
Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine-storey, 61.88 m tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu.

Ring Road (Kathmandu)

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The city is bounded by several other municipalities of the Kathmandu valley: south of the Bagmati by Lalitpur Metropolitan City (Patan), with which it forms one urban area surrounded by a ring road, to the southwest by Kirtipur Municipality and to the east by Madyapur Thimi Municipality.
Kathmandu Ring Road is an eight-lane ring road circling around the cities of Kathmandu and Lalitpur.

Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu is in the northwestern part of the Kathmandu Valley to the north of the Bagmati River and covers an area of 50.7 km2.
Until the 15th century, Bhaktapur was its capital, when two other capitals, Kathmandu and Lalitpur (Patan), were established.

Gunakamadeva

Eventually, the Licchavi ruler Gunakamadeva merged Koligram and Dakshin Koligram, founding the city of Kathmandu.
Gunakamadeva was a Lichhavi ruler who founded city of Kathmandu in 723 AD.

Kirtipur

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The city is bounded by several other municipalities of the Kathmandu valley: south of the Bagmati by Lalitpur Metropolitan City (Patan), with which it forms one urban area surrounded by a ring road, to the southwest by Kirtipur Municipality and to the east by Madyapur Thimi Municipality. Architecturally notable buildings from this era include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the former durbar of Kirtipur, Nyatapola, Kumbheshwar, the Krishna temple, and others.
It is located in the Kathmandu Valley 5 km south-west of the city of Kathmandu.

Kantipur

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During medieval times, the city was sometimes called Kāntipur .
The name of the kingdom was derived from the Sanskrit name of its capital city, now known as Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur
Architecturally notable buildings from this era include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the former durbar of Kirtipur, Nyatapola, Kumbheshwar, the Krishna temple, and others.
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu.

New Road of Kathmandu

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The first modern commercial road in the Kathmandu Valley, the New Road, was also built during this era.
It refers to a two lane street in the center of Kathmandu, as well as the surrounding neighborhood.