Get here some 100 interesting facts about Kathmandu Nepal. As we all know that Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, read here some 100 important facts about the capital of Nepal. Be updated with facts about Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu Nepal – 100 Facts About Capital of Nepal That Amaze You
1. Kathmandu is the capital of our country – Nepal.
2. It lies in Central Development Region.
3. It lies in Bagmati Zone.
4. It is the biggest urban city of Nepal.
5. It was once named Kantipur which meant City of Glory
6. It is believed to have been established in the 900s AD
7. People in the capital of Nepal bow their head to greet other people.
8. It has the slowest internet of 256kbps
9. The slogan ‘Unity in Diversity’ is in a class of its own in Kathmandu
10. Kathmandu Valley may have been inhabited as early as 300 BC.
11. The valley is surrounded by four major mountains- Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri.
12. The ancient trade route between India and Tibet that passed through Kathmandu
13. Within the radius of 15km, Kathmandu has the densest UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites among the capitals of the world.
14. The most famous street in Kathmandu is called the Freak Street in Basantapur.
15. Kathmandu Valley consists of the three ancient cities – Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
16. The capital of Nepal is the gateway to tourism in Nepal because of its popularity.
17. Kathmandu Valley stands at an elevation of approx 1,400 m.
18. It has 130 significant monuments, pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.
19. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives and cultures of people residing in the valley.
20. Most follow Hinduism and other follow Buddhism.
21. The Newari community is indigenous inhabitants of the valley.
22. Thamel is Kathmandu’s central junction for tourist
23. It has the area of 150.67sq km
24. It has the population of 1 million.
25. It is situated in the central Nepal and the Himalayas.
26. Its longitude is 85.22 to 85.36 degree East
27. Its latitude is 23.43 to 23.71.02 degree North
28. The climate in summer is 36C to 22C .
29. The climate in winter is 18C to 0C
30. Best time to visit the capital of Nepal is October to March.
31. It has only one international airport.
32. The STD code is +977-1
33. There are no railway facilities.
34. The most used language is Nepali and Newari.
35. The popular fast food is mo:mo.
36. There are varieties of shopping malls and cinema halls.
37. Most crowded area of Nepal.
38. Traffic jams are the drawback of Kathmandu.
39. The must visit Stupas are Boudhanath and Swayambunath.
40. City of celebrities.
41. Durbar Marg is a commercial area.
42. Metropolitan Kathmandu is divided into five sectors: the Central Sector, the East Sector, the North Sector, the City Core and the West Sector.
43. Pashupatinath is the most visited area for the religious purpose.
44. It has the most advanced infrastructure of any urban area in Nepal
45. The capital was severely damaged by earthquakes in 1934 and 2015.
46. More recently, luxury hotels and casinos have drawn tourists from India.
47. It serves as the home of more than half of the population of Nepal.
48. In ancient times Kathmandu Valley was actually a huge lake called Nagdaha.
49. Kathmandu derived its name from the unique temple, Kaasthamandap
50. The Capital of Nepal had never been ruled by foreigners.
51. It is covered with heritage monuments and other places of scenic beauty.
52. There are three Durbar squares in Kathmandu Valley which are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.
53. After earthquake, Kathmandu was lifted vertically by around 3 feet which caused severe damage to various structures in the city
54. It has a humid subtropical climate
55. It is home to about a twelfth of Nepal’s population.
56. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top 10 travel destinations on the rise in the world .
57. Kathmandu is dissected by eight rivers, the main river of the valley, the Bagmati, and its tributaries, of which the Bishnumati, Dhobi Khola, ManoharaKhola, HanumantKhola, and TukuchaKhola .
58. The art objects are also seen in street corners, lanes, private courtyards and in open ground.
59. It is the headquarter for most departments.
60. Kathmandu and its valley are in the Deciduous Monsoon Forest Zone
61. The city has been home to people of various ethnicities.
62. Patan, in particular, is an ancient city noted for its fine arts and crafts.
63. Kathmandu is home to Nepali cinema and theaters.
64. A mini theater is also located at the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square
65. It is the center of music and dance in Nepal
66. The staple food of most people in Kathmandu is dal bhat.
67. Kathmandu has a larger proportion of tea drinkers than coffee drinkers.
68. The oldest modern school in Nepal is Durbar School, and the oldest college, Tri Chandra College, are both located in Kathmandu city.
69. The only international football stadium in the city is DasarathRangasalaStadiumm
70. Healthcare in Kathmandu is the most developed in Nepal
71. The capital of Nepal is home to several international and regional organizations, including SAARC.
72. Kathmandu holds historical backgrounds from the ancient period.
73. Rani Pokhara is the attraction in the hustle of the city.
74. GhantaGhar is situated at Jamal, Kathmandu.
75. Thamel is famous among tourist for nightlife.
76. Dharahara was situated in Sundhara which was destroyed by the earthquake.
77. Kathmandu has poor road facilities.
78. It has to face maximum load shedding problem
79. Constitutional assembly lies in Baneshwor.
80. It is diversified in nature.
81. It has the HDI of 0.710
82. Literacy rate is 98%
83. There are 533127 male population and 470158 female.
84. It is located in the northwestern part of the Kathmandu Valley to the north of the Bagmati River.
85. The capital of Nepal is the most important industrial and commercial center in Nepal.
86. Ratnapark has free Wi-Fi.
87. It is the most polluted city in the country.
88. The major economic hubs are the New Road, Durbar Marg, Ason, and Putalisadak.
89. Other economic sectors in Kathmandu include agriculture (9%), education (6%), transport (6%), and hotels and restaurants (5%).
90. Tourism is a major source of income for most of the people in the city.
91. There are 235,387 households in the metropolitan city.
92. Establishment of schools and colleges are increasing.
93. The hotels range from 1 star to 7 stars.
94. The Metropolitan Police is the main law enforcement agency in the city.
95. Electricity in Kathmandu is regulated and distributed by the NEA.
96. There is a severe shortage of water for household purposes.
97. There is no proper waste management in Kathmandu, so rubbish piles up on roads.
98. The religious art of Nepal and Kathmandu in particular consists of an iconic symbolism of the Mother Goddesses.
99. The capital of Nepal contains many notable art galleries.
100. Due to high population , the crime rate is high IN Kathmandu valley.
Writer: Susan Basel