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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kathmandu, Katmandu, capital of Nepalnoun

    the capital and largest city of Nepal

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  1. Kathmandunoun

    The capital of Nepal.

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  1. Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, officially Kathmandu Metropolitan City, is the capital and most populous city of Nepal with 845,767 inhabitants living in 105,649 households in 2021 and 2.9 million people in its urban agglomeration. It is located in the Kathmandu Valley, a large valley in the high plateaus in central Nepal, at an altitude of 1,400 metres (4,600 feet). The city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, founded in the 2nd century CE. The valley was historically called the "Nepal Mandala" and has been the home of the Newar people, a cosmopolitan urban civilization in the Himalayan foothills. The city was the royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens built by the Nepali aristocracy. It has been home to the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since 1985. Today, it is the seat of government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, established in 2008, and is part of Bagmati Province. Kathmandu is and has been for many years the centre of Nepal's history, art, culture, and economy. It has a multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Tourism is an important part of the economy in the city. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world by TripAdvisor, and ranked first in Asia. The city is considered the gateway to the Nepal Himalayas and is home to several World Heritage Sites: the Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Kathmandu valley is growing at 4 percent per year according to the World Bank in 2010, making it one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in South Asia, and the first region in Nepal to face the unprecedented challenges of rapid urbanization and modernization at a metropolitan scale. It is the largest metropolitan area located in the Himalayas. Historic areas of Kathmandu were severely damaged by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015. Some buildings have been restored while some remain in the process of reconstruction.

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  1. kathmandu

    Kathmandu is the capital city and the largest city of Nepal, known for its multiethnic population, rich culture, and history. It's located in the Kathmandu Valley in the central part of the country and is home to many historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and beautiful villages. The city is a significant economic hub of Nepal and is also the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas for tourism and mountaineering.

Wikidata

  1. Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The agglomerate consists of Kathmandu Metropolitan City at its core, and its sister cities Patan, Kirtipur, Thimi, and Bhaktapur. It also includes the recently recognized urban areas of Shankhapur, Karyabinayak, and Champapur. Banepa, Dhulikhel, and Panauti are satellite urban areas of Kathmandu located just outside the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is also known informally as "KTM" or the "tri-city". According to a census conducted in 2011, Kathmandu metropolis alone has 975,453 inhabitants; and the agglomerate has a population of more than 2.5 million inhabitants. The metropolitan city area is 50.67 square kilometres and has a population density of 19,250 per km². The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts, has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kathmandu in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kathmandu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of kathmandu in a Sentence

  1. James Jackson:

    If you live in the Kathmandu Valley you have other priorities, daily threats and daily nasty things happen to you in terms of air quality, water quality, pollution, traffic and just poverty, but it doesn't mean that the earthquakes go away.

  2. Kyla Reid:

    Although we knew the risk of an earthquake in Kathmandu Valley was very high, we never expected it would be so soon.

  3. Usha Tamang:

    I don't know anything about my son who is in a village with my parents far from Kathmandu. I am calling on the phone all the time, but I can't get through. I can't eat, sleep or work.

  4. Paul Kennedy:

    In the course of searching for our Marines, we are able to deliver supplies to the towns that are in the area that has been affected … and then they are returning back to Kathmandu loaded with . . . aid.

  5. Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudyal:

    We have one team from China who are supposed to be the best and already working in several spots in Kathmandu.

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