Kathmandu, a city nestled in the valley surrounded by Shivapuri, Pulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri hills is the capital of The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. This ancient city was said to be founded in the 12th century by the Mallas and was named after “Kastamandap”, a beautiful pilgrim rest house made out of a single log of wood. However, the city had been ruled by the Gopals, Mahispals, Abhirs, Kirats, Licchavis in small settlements earlier to the mallas. In 1769, the king of Gorkha, Prithivi Narayan Singh conquered the valley. Kathmandu has been the capital city of modern Nepal ever since.
Abundantly rich in culture, traditions, rituals, and beliefs, Kathmandu has been home to the newars (People indigenous to the Valley) who follow Hinduism, Buddhism, or a blend of both. As of today, Kathmandu is a cosmopolitan city comprising multicultural and multilingual people residing and traveling from different parts of the country and the world. The temples, monuments, palaces, ancient buildings and houses, the wood and stone carvings, the paintings, monasteries, sculptures in the Durbar squares, and the architectural design depicts how rich Kathmandu was in the days, now only limited to the pages in the books of history.
Today, the city of Kathmandu has been the hub and serving as the doorway to the entrance of the tiny Himalayan nation. With a population of over 2.5 million people among which 24% are newars (the indigenous of the valley). Migrated population from other parts of the country adds up to the demography of the capital. Although Nepal is a secular country now, 81% of the population of Kathmandu are Hindus. Also, Kathmandu is famous for its jatras which the locals celebrate. The national capital also serves as a financial administration to the nation.
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