Katmandu, capital of Nepal


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  • of 723
  • 620 thousand persons
  • of 140,8 sq. km
  • Nepalese rupee ( notes and coins )

Katmandu - modern capital of Nepal, the major is administrative-political, cultural and financial city in the state. Geographically Katmandu is possessed in a valley with the name with the same name (besides it, two more cities - Lalitpur and Bhaktapur here are possessed). Literally "Katmandu" is transferred as «the wooden house». The name occurs from the name of one of main places of interest of Nepal - pagodas of Kastamandap.

Katmandu - capital of Nepal (Singh's Palace)

The City is famous for a significant amount of known places of interest most significant of which are: a palace of Hanuman Dhoka; Singh's palace; a palace of Narajanhiti; the area of Mandhoka; a tower of Dharahara; a temple of Bhadrakali; a temple of Machchhendra Nat; a temple of Akash Bhajrav; a temple of Kumari; a temple of Ashok Vinajja; the temple of Dzhajshi Put; a temple of Mahankal; a temple of Guheshvari and many other things.

the Flag of Katmandu, capital of Nepal

Official the flag modern capital of Nepal represents the panel of a squared shape coloured in red colour. In the central part of a cloth the stylised planimetric plotting of a sword executed by white colour is seated. The sword is possessed vertically, the handle downwards. Represented on a flag of Katmandu the sword is connected with an ancient legend of occurrence of a city. Under the legend, the magic sword produced of a sunlight belonged to the wise aged man - Mandzushri who has cut through it mountains that from a valley water has flowed out and has released a place for human villages.

The coat of arms cities officially are not confirmed.