Capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is the largest city of Nepal. Situated in a valley of its own name, Kathmandu is located at an elevation of more than 4500 feet above sea level. Important historical towns like Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur form a part of Kathmandu metropolis.
There are several UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in and around Kathmandu. Some of these were destroyed in the last devastaing eathquake of 2015. The seven most prominent cultural heriatges of Kathmandu include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur; the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath; and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.
Kathmandu is well connected to Indian cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore by flight. It also has regular flights to Thailand and the Gulf countries.
Nepal has more than 93 languages, many of which are spoken in the Kathmandu region and within Kathmandu city. The major ones are Nepali and the Nepal Bhasa language. Nepali being the official language of the country enjoys wide use. English is also widely used, especially in the tourist dominated areas.
|Currency used||Nepalese Rupees|
|Area (km2)||49.45 km²|