Kathmandu District

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Kathmandu district is the capital city of Nepal lies in Bagmati zone, Central Development Region, Province 3 at latitude 85°10′N to 85°32′ North, longitude 27°27′E to 27°49′East. Talking about the Land area, it covers 395 sq km (153 sq miles) and is the most populated city in Nepal.

Also Read: Bhaktapur District
Also Read: Lalitpur District

Kathmandu Valley and Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley and Kathmandu are two different terms. Kathmandu valley consists of three main districts which were once known as single state “Nepal Mandal” or Nepal Valley (Nepa Valley). The three main districts of Kathmandu valley are Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.


Map of Kathmandu District

Kathmandu Valley is mainly surrounded by Seven districts.

East: Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchok
West: Dhading District and Nuwakot District
North: Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok
South: Lalitpur and Makwanpur

What is Kathmandu Famous For

Kathmandu is very rich in culture and traditions. Various Ancient temples, Sculptures, architecture, palace, and other attractive places can be found here. Therefore, Kathmandu can be known as one of the famous tourist spots of Nepal.

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu

Nepal Holds ten most amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where seven are in Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple (Maha Chaitya), Boudhanath Temple (Khasa Chaitya), and Kathmandu Durbar Square are located in Kathmandu and other two are located in Bhaktapur District, and one in Lalitpur (Patan).

Famous Places to Visit in Kathmandu District

As Kathmandu is famous for the tourist destination, there are hundreds of places to visit. You can find very ancient Hinduism and Buddhist temples and monasteries (Gumba). We have listed some of the best and most visited places in Kathmandu District.

  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Swayambhunath Temple
  • Boudhanath Temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Rani Pokhari
  • Narayanhiti Durbar(Palace)
  • Chhauni Museum
  • Ashok Binayak Temple
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Kumari House
  • Pilgrims Book House
  • Seto Ghumba(White Monastry)
  • Asan Bazar
  • Thamel Bazar
  • Indra Chowk (Bazar)

Is Kathmandu Valley Beautiful?

As Kathmandu becomes central for economic activities, the population has increased up to 1,744,240 which is beyond the capacity. The unplanned settlement and selfish politicians and the government, have created more destruction on the tourism industry in Kathmandu valley and also are selfishly destroying Nepal Historical monuments and temples in which the inhabitant’s people are fighting for their culture and tradition protection. Even though with these problems, the Unity of People in Nepal can make Kathmandu one of the beautiful places to visit in Kathmandu, Nepal

That is all based on my opinion. If you have our personal Opinion and how to make Kathmandu better again please provide us with contact us. We really appreciate your views.

Municipalities of Kathmandu District

There are eleven municipalities in Kathmandu valley. They are as follows:

  1. Kathmandu Municipality
  2. Budanilkantha Municipality
  3. Chandragiri Municipality
  4. Dakshinkali Municipality
  5. Gokarneshwar Municipality
  6. Kageshwari Municipality
  7. Kritipur
  8. Nagarjun Municipality
  9. Shankharapur Municipality
  10. Tarakeshwar Municipality
  11. Tokha Municipality

Major Festivals in Kathmandu District

  • Dashin (Mohani)
  • Tihar (Sunti)
  • Gunla
  • Shiva Ratri
  • Buddha Jayanti
  • Yanya Punhi
  • Yomari Punhi
  • Shree Panchami
  • Pahan Chare
  • Teej
  • Chhat
  • Loshar
  • Kwati Punhi

Major Occupation in Kathmandu District

  • Business
  • Industry
  • Trading
  • Agriculture
  • Travel and Tourism

Kathmandu (n,d). Kathmandu. from: Wikipedia.com. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu
Kathmandu Capital of Nepal. (n d). Kathmandu Capital of Nepal. From: Welcome Nepal. Retrieved from: https://www.welcomenepal.com/places-to-see/kathmandu.html

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