a quick sheet of Kathmandu Valley (Includes Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), and Bhaktapur Cities)
Kathmandu is known As - The Capital of Nepal
- City of Temples
Total Population of Kathmandu Approx 1 Million.
Nearly 4% of Nepal's total population (26 Million) is in Kathmandu.
Total Area 218 square miles (351 square Kilometer)
Altitude 133 meter to 1350 meter
Median Age of Marriage 22 Male, 20 Female
Life Expectancy Male 58, Female 57
Did you know that Nepal is the only country in the world where Male has higher life expectancy?
Drinking Water Problem In spite of Nepal having abundant water resources, Kathmandu has never-ending water shortage problem. Do not drink water straight from the tap as underground water pipes have high deadly metal and arsenic contents. Boil water, filter it using standard water-filter before use.
Pollution Kathmandu is Nepal's most polluted city caused mainly by emissions from the industries, vehicle fuel combustion, and resuspension of road dust, also due to inefficient waste management. The city's air is vulnerable due to its bowl-like topography preventing air particles being disputer's. Some wear masks, and some don't. But if it feels right for you, wear it while walking in Kathmandu!
Emergency Telephone Numbers for Kathmandu Tourist police: 247041
Teaching Hospital: 412303 and 412404
Nepal International Clinic: 412842