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.
6, 2024. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos) ... 6, 2024. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos) ... 6, 2024 ... 8, 2024 ... A girl poses for photos with a dragon-shaped light decoration during a lantern show in Kathmandu, Nepal, Feb ... .
A day after a Nepalese court sentenced Lamichhane to eight years in prison for rape, the former captain has been suspended by the country's cricket board ... The 23-year-old player was charged with raping a girl in a Kathmandu hotel in 2022. ... .
Accused of raping a young woman in a Kathmandu hotel in 2022, he was released on bail and returned to competition ... At the time, the player was out on bail on charges of rape of a 17-year-old girl in a Kathmandu hotel room in August 2022.
An arrest warrant against him was issued in 2020, according to the statement, “in the case of sexual abuse of a minor girl,” who was allegedly living as a nun at his ashram in the Bara district, south of the capital Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU ...Last year, he was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in a Kathmandu hotel but was freed on bail in January and returned to the squad to compete in international tournaments ... District court official Ramu Sharma confirmed the verdict ... .
In January, Nepal court released Lamichhane who was arrested after a 17-year-old girl alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in Kathmandu in August last year ... The Kathmandu District Attorney’s ...
The KathmanduDistrict Court on Friday convicted Lamichhane of rape ... The cricketer, who was arrested after a 17-year-old girl alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in Kathmandu in August last year, was released on bail in January by a Nepal court.