Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
Kathmandu is the capital and, with close to one million inhabitants, the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which contains two sister cities: Lalitpur (Patan), 5 kilometres to its south and Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, 12 kilometres to its east, and a number of smaller towns. It is also acronymed as 'KTM' and named 'tri-city'. In the last census (2001), the city of Kathmandu had 671,846 inhabitants. Population estimates for 2005 were 790,612 and for 2010 they stood at 989,273. The municipal area is (50.67 square kilometres ) and the population density is 19,500 per km². The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major hills, namely: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. The city's rich history is nearly 2000 years old, as inferred from an inscription in the valley. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture. In the presentation you will see the most important places of the city: Durbar square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Bhimsen Tower (Dharahara), Narayanhiti Royal Palace. But also aspects of daily life like burning candles, doing the laundry and bringing in the water, selling vegetables, pottery, offering, worshipping, cremation and live of eldery.