- a city in and the capital of Nepal, in the central part.
- a constitutional monarchy in the Himalayas between N India and Tibet. About 56,830 sq. mi. (147,190 sq. km). Capital: Kathmandu.
Examples from the Web for kathmandu
Later, in Kathmandu at a reception feting her fourth summit, Lakpa tried to mask the bruises with pancake makeup.
Around the same time, she met an American mountaineer at the Rum Doodle, a bar in Kathmandu.
They died in a storm, and Bradey reached Kathmandu reeling from grief.
Yeah, like Kathmandu and Monte Carlo, Maine and Monrovia, Harold had been to Vegas before.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
The pride of Kathmandu is a cross-country skier named — I kid you not — Sherpa.The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test.
February 9, 2014
He also says, that the Raja was carried to Kathmandu, where he died after some confinement.
They were said to be brought from the mountains in the vicinity of Kathmandu.
At Kathmandu the common daily hire for a labouring man is two anas.
Over the Bicharis of Kathmandu is a chief called Ditha, who does not try causes, but watches over the conduct of the court.
The plain is bounded on the west by the Arun, and is not quite so cool as Kathmandu, nor is it fully cleared.
- a republic in S Asia: the world's only Hindu kingdom until it abandoned its monarchy in 2008; united in 1768 by the Gurkhas; consists of swampy jungle in the south and great massifs, valleys, and gorges of the Himalayas over the rest of the country, with many peaks over 8000 m (26 000 ft) (notably Everest and Kangchenjunga). A multiparty democracy was instituted in 1990. Official language: Nepali. Official religion: Hinduism; Mahayana Buddhist minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Katmandu. Pop: 30 430 267 (2013 est). Area: 147 181 sq km (56 815 sq miles)Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Word Origin and History for kathmandu
Nepalese capital, from Nepalese Kathmandu, from kath "wooden" + mandu "temple."
from Sanskrit Nepala, said to be from nipat "to fly down" (from ni "down" + pat "to fly") + alaya "abode, house." If this is right, the reference would be to villages in mountain vales. Related: Nepalese.