Name the capital city of Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital city of the country Nepal. Nepal is the neighbouring country to India. The country shares the 1751km border with India. The official language in the country is Nepali. Nepalese Rupee is the currency in the country. The country comprises of 7 States/ Provinces. It stretches its area around1,47,181 sq km.

About Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city and largest city of Nepal. Kathmandu is also known as the city of Temples. SAARC is headquartered in Kathmandu since the year 1985. (SAARC stands for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. SAARC is a regional multilateral organisation formed by countries located in the South Asian Region. The countries included in this south Asian region are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)

Population of Kathmandu

It is the most populous city in the country. As per the census of 2011, the total population of Kathmandu city was 975,543. Seventy per cent of the total population residing in Kathmandu are aged between 15 and 59.

Home to museums

Kathmandu is home to many museums. The city has a large number of museums and art galleries. Nepal’s art and architecture is a combination of two ancient religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The city has many temples, shrines, stupas, monasteries, and palaces in the seven well-defined Monument Zones of the Kathmandu valley which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The popular Pashupatinath temple is situated in this city.

Economy

Tourism is a major part of the economy. The handicrafts and art made by the artists, presents also contribute in the country’s economy.

Kathmandu is a beautiful place to visit. One can get t know about rich culture and traditions of two ancient religion that is Hinduism and Buddhism.

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