Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of and the namesake of the . Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is a fast-growing spot catering to a wide range of holiday types and budgets.

Popular Destinations

is in Kathmandu and covers the backpacker area of Thamel, Swayambhu, Durbur Square, and Freak Street. Photo: Argenberg, CC BY 4.0.

Boudhanath is 7 km east/northeast of Kathmandu. It is home to one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, built during the 5th century AD. Photo: Bijay chaurasia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

covers Ratna Park, the former palace and New Road, and is home to a number of luxury hotels and the embassy quarter. Photo: Anup Sadi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Monument
, also called Bhimsen Tower, is a nine-storey, 61.88-metre-tall tower at the centre of Sundhara, Kathmandu, . Photo: calflier001, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Stadium
Dasharath Rangasala is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Tourist attraction
is one of the ceremonial and market squares on the artery passing through the historic section of Kathmandu, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Buddhist complex
Swayambhu is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the , west of Kathmandu city. Photo: Argenberg, CC BY 4.0.

Localities in the Area

, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, is one of the largest cities in and is located just across the Bagmati river from Kathmandu. Photo: Pixelated Pixels, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town in the of , 5 km southwest of Kathmandu on a rocky hill between 1,300-1,500 m in elevation. Photo: Etter Studio, CC BY 2.0.

Locality
in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar Squares in the in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photo: Gerd Eichmann, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Kathmandu

Latitude
27.7083° or 27° 42' 29.9" north
Longitude
85.3206° or 85° 19' 14.1" east
Population
975,000
IATA airport code
KTM
United Nations Location Code
NP KTM
Elevation
1317 metres (4321 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 67157058
Geo­Names ID
1283240
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Also Known As

  • Achinese: Kathmandu
  • Afar: Katmandu
  • Afrikaans: Katmandoe
  • Albanian: Katmandu
  • Amharic: ካትማንዱ
  • Arabic: Kathmandu
  • Arabic: كاتماندو
  • Arabic: كاثماندو
  • Aragonese: Katmandú
  • Armenian: Կատմանդու
  • Armenian: Քաթմանտու
  • Assamese: কাঠমাণ্ডু
  • Asturian: Katmandú
  • Awadhi: काठमाडौं
  • Azerbaijani: Katmandu
  • Bashkir: Катманду
  • Basque: Katmandu
  • Belarusian: Катманду
  • Bengali: কাঠমান্ডু
  • Bhojpuri: काठमांडु
  • Bhojpuri: काठमांडू
  • Bhojpuri: काठमांडो
  • Bhojpuri: काठमाडौं महानगरपालिका
  • Bhojpuri: काठमाण्डू
  • Bosnian: Katmandu
  • Breton: Kathmandu
  • Bulgarian: Катманду
  • Burmese: ခတ္တမန္ဒုမြို့
  • Catalan: Katmandú
  • Cebuano: Kathmandu (ulohang dakbayan sa Nepal)
  • Cebuano: Kathmandu
  • Central Bikol: Kathmandu
  • Central Kurdish: کاتماندوو
  • Chavacano: Katmandú
  • Chechen: Катманду
  • Chinese: Kathmandu
  • Chinese: 加德满都
  • Chinese: 加德滿都
  • Crimean Tatar: Katmandu
  • Croatian: Katmandu
  • Czech: Káthmándú
  • Danish: Katmandu
  • Dimli (individual language): Kathmandu
  • Dotyali: काठमाडौं
  • Dutch: Kathmandu
  • Egyptian Arabic: كاتماندو
  • English: Kathmandu Metropolitan City
  • English: Kathmandu Valley
  • Esperanto: Katmanduo
  • Estonian: Katmandu
  • Fiji Hindi: Kathmandu
  • Fijian: Kathmandu
  • Finnish: Kathmandu
  • Finnish: Katmandu
  • French: Kathmandou
  • French: Katmandou
  • Galician: Katmandú
  • Georgian: კატმანდუ
  • German: Kathmandu
  • Greek: Κατμαντού
  • Guarani: Katemandu
  • Gujarati: કાઠમંડુ
  • Haitian: Katmandou
  • Hakka Chinese: Kathmandu
  • Hausa: Kathmandu
  • Hebrew: קטמנדו
  • Hindi: काठमांडु
  • Hindi: काठमांडू
  • Hindi: काठमांडू महानगर
  • Hindi: काठमाण्डु
  • Hungarian: Katmandu
  • Icelandic: Katmandú
  • Ido: Katmandu
  • Iloko: Katmandu
  • Indonesian: Kathmandu
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Kathmandu
  • Interlingue: Kathmandu
  • Irish: Kathmandu
  • Italian: Kathmandu
  • Italian: Katmandu
  • Japanese: カトマンズ
  • Japanese: カトマンドゥ
  • Japanese: カンティプル
  • Kalaallisut: Kathmandu
  • Kannada: ಕಠ್ಮಂಡು
  • Kannada: ಕಾಠ್ಮಂಡು
  • Kara-Kalpak: Katmandu
  • Kazakh: Катманду
  • Kirghiz: Катманду
  • Korean: 까뜨만두
  • Korean: 카트만두
  • Lao: Katmandu
  • Latin: Catmandum
  • Latvian: Katmandu
  • Ligurian: Katmandu
  • Limburgan: Kathmandu
  • Lithuanian: Katmandu
  • Livvi: Katmandu
  • Lombard: Kathmandu
  • Low German: Katmandoe
  • Lower Sorbian: Katmandu
  • Luxembourgish: Katmandu
  • Macedo-Romanian: Kathmandu
  • Macedonian: Катманду
  • Maithili: काठमाडौँ
  • Maithili: काठमाडौं
  • Malagasy: Kathmandu
  • Malay: Kathmandu
  • Malayalam: കാഠ്മണ്ഡു
  • Marathi: काठमांडू
  • Mazanderani: کاتماندو
  • Min Dong Chinese: Kathmandu
  • Min Nan Chinese: Kathmandu
  • Minangkabau: Kathmandu
  • Mingrelian: კატმანდუ
  • Mirandese: Kathmandu
  • Mongolian: Катманду
  • Moroccan Arabic: كاطماندو
  • Nepali: काठमांडू
  • Nepali: काठमाडौँ
  • Nepali: काठमाडौं
  • Nepali: काठमाडौं उपत्यका
  • Nepali: काठमाण्डू
  • Nepali: कान्तिपुर , काष्ठमण्डप
  • Newari: येँ जिल्ला
  • Northern Frisian: Kathmandu
  • Northern Luri: کاتماندو
  • Northern Sami: Kathmandu
  • Norwegian: Katmandu
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Katmandu
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Katmandu
  • Novial: Katmandu
  • Occitan (post 1500): Katmandó
  • Oriya: କାଠମାଣ୍ଡୁ
  • Ossetian: Катманду
  • Panjabi: ਕਠਮੰਡੂ
  • Panjabi: ਕਾਠਮਾਂਡੂ
  • Papiamento: Katmandu
  • Persian: کاتماندو
  • Piemontese: Kathmandu
  • Polish: Katmandu
  • Portuguese: Catmandu
  • Portuguese: Katmandu
  • Pushto: کاتماندو
  • Romanian: Kathmandu
  • Russia Buriat: Катманду
  • Russian: Катманду
  • Samogitian: Katmandū
  • Sanskrit: काट्मण्डू
  • Sanskrit: काठमाण्डू
  • Santali: ᱠᱟᱴᱷᱢᱟᱱᱰᱩ
  • Santali: ᱠᱟᱴᱷᱩᱢᱟᱱᱰᱩ
  • Sardinian: Katmandù
  • Scots: Kathmandu
  • Scottish Gaelic: Kathmandu
  • Serbian: Катманду
  • Serbo-Croatian: Katmandu
  • Shona: Kathmandu
  • Sicilian: Katmandu
  • Sicilian: Katmandù
  • Silesian: Katmandu
  • Sindhi: کٽمنڊو
  • Sinhala: කත්මණ්ඩු
  • Sinhala: කත්මන්ඩු
  • Slovak: Káthmandu
  • Slovenian: Katmandu
  • Spanish: Katmandu
  • Spanish: Katmandú
  • Swahili: Kathmandu
  • Swedish: Katmandu
  • Tagalog: Kathmandu
  • Tagalog: Katmandu
  • Tajik: Катманду
  • Tamil: காட்மண்டு
  • Tamil: காட்மாண்டு
  • Tamil: காட்மாண்டூ
  • Tatar: Катманду
  • Telugu: కాఠ్మండు
  • Telugu: ఖాట్మండూ
  • Thai: กาฐมาณฑุ
  • Tibetan: ཀ་ཏ་མན་ཏུ།
  • Tok Pisin: Kathmandu
  • Turkish: Katmandu
  • Turkmen: Katmandu
  • Udmurt: Катманду
  • Uighur: كاتماندۇ
  • Ukrainian: Катманду
  • Upper Sorbian: Katmandu
  • Urdu: کاٹھمنڈو
  • Urdu: کھٹمنڈو
  • Uzbek: Katmandu
  • Veps: Katmandu
  • Vietnamese: Kathmandu
  • Volapük: Kathmandau
  • Waray (Philippines): Kathmandu
  • Welsh: Kathmandu
  • Western Armenian: Քաթմանտու
  • Western Frisian: Katmandû
  • Western Panjabi: کٹھمنڈو
  • Western Panjabi: کھٹمنڈو
  • Wu Chinese: 加德满都
  • Yiddish: קאטמאנדו
  • Yoruba: Kathmandu
  • Yue Chinese: 加德滿都
  • Kantipur
  • Kantipura
  • Khatmandu

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