Kathmandu(/ˌkɑːtmɑːnˈduː/;Nepali pronunciation: [kɑʈʰmɑɳɖu]) is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. It also hosts the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is the only city of Nepal with the administrative status of Mahanagar (Metropolitan City), as compared to Upa-Mahanagar (Sub-Metropolitan City) or Nagar (City). Kathmandu is the core of Nepal's largest urban agglomeration located in the Kathmandu Valley consisting of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur and a number of smaller communities. Kathmandu is also known informally as "KTM" or the "tri-city". According to the 2011 census, Kathmandu Metropolitan City has a population of 975,453 and measures 49.45 square kilometres (19.09sqmi).
The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population.
"Katmandu" is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Bob Seger. It was initially released on his 1975 studio album Beautiful Loser, which became the first of ten consecutive platinum albums for Seger. The song was later featured on his live album Live Bullet. The single edit reached number 43 on the US Top 40, becoming Seger's most successful single since "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". The song was featured in the soundtrack to the 1985 film Mask starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. The song was also featured as a part of the soundtrack in the 16th episode of the television series Freaks and Geeks. It also appeared in the tenth episode on the eighth season of the television series Supernatural.
The song refers to the city Kathmandu, the capital of the republic of Nepal, although there is no evidence that Seger ever actually went to Katmandu. After the Nepali earthquake of 2015, Seger said his "heart went out" to the city.
Kathmandu Holdings Limited is a transnationalchain of retail stores, selling travel and adventure outdoor apparel and equipment.
Kathmandu is a leading retailer of clothing and equipment for travel and adventure in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Kathmandu was founded by John Pawson and Jan Cameron in 1987 following their sale of the ALP Sports Clothing label. The company set up its first retail outlets in Australia whilst manufacturing most of its original clothing range in New Zealand. Bernard Wicht, owner of Alpine Accoutrements, had been the main manufacturer for ALP Sports but continued to manufacture for Kathmandu and also partnered with Penny Hazard to set up the Bivouac chain of stores in New Zealand. In 1992 Kathmandu, having established a strong operation in Australia (with stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra) re-entered the New Zealand retail marketplace, purchasing Alps Sports from its receivers and brought Bernard Wicht in as the third shareholder joining the two existing shareholders John Pawson and Jan Cameron. Kathmandu currently has 137 stores; 45 in New Zealand,87 in Australia and 5 in the United Kingdom as at the end of April 2013. The company was in 2006 fully acquired by an Australasianprivate equity company for NZ$275 million, after the reclusive founder had previously sold the other half of her business. Bernard is currently the owner of both the Fairydown and Macpac brands.
Nepal has become the latest country to ban the Chinese social media app TikTok, citing its impact on “social harmony” in the South Asian country ... My 2023 research with 249 adolescent girls in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Kavrepalanchowk revealed that 95% rely on social media, especially TikTok, for exploration and expression. (1/2) ... .
Nepal's star spin bowler Sandeep Lamichhane, who is free on bail while facing rape charges, said Friday he had withdrawn from the national squad ahead of the T20I Tri-Series at home. Lamichhane, 23, once the poster boy for the rise of cricket in Nepal, is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in a Kathmandu hotel room last year. He denies the charge.
More than 60 government officials, parliament members, adolescent girls and women and girl-led civil society organizations from eight countries, including Pakistan came together in Kathmandu to advance adolescent girls’ rights in South Asia... adolescent girls’ rights in South Asia.
Kathmandu , August 26 (ANI) ... He has admitted to staying with the girl in the same room of a hotel in Kathmandu on August 21 ... The girl has complained that Lamichhane took her out to different places in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu on August 21, a day before Lamichhane left for the bilateral series with Kenya.
Kathmandu , August 27 (ANI) ... He has admitted to staying with the girl in the same room of a hotel in Kathmandu on August 21 ... The girl has complained that Lamichhane took her out to different places in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu on August 21, a day before Lamichhane left for the bilateral series with Kenya.
Kathmandu...Spinner Lamichhane, 23, once the poster boy for the rise of cricket in Nepal, is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in a Kathmandu hotel room in August last year. Lamichhane denies all charges ... “Sandeep will now fly to Pakistan to play,” Ghimire told AFP ... .
Nepal's cricket squad on Tuesday headed to Pakistan for the ODIAsia Cup without its star spin bowler, who must stay home to stand trial for alleged rape, officials said ... Sandeep Lamichhane, 23, was once the poster boy for the rise of cricket in Nepal, but he is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in a Kathmandu hotel room in August last year ... ....
Kathmandu , August 17 (ANI) ... He has admitted to staying with the girl in the same room of a hotel in Kathmandu on August 21 ... The girl has complained that Lamichhane took her out to different places in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu on August 21, a day before Lamichhane left for the bilateral series with Kenya.