- a city in and the capital of Nepal, in the central part.
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Examples from the Web for katmandu
This fort commands the valley of Katmandu, and the Durbar therefore thought it advisable to treat as speedily as possible.
We passed through the suburbs of Katmandu by a road beautifully paved, in some places with brick, in others with granite.
There were at least four pagodas, painted in like way, and guarded in like manner, in the great square of Katmandu.
Time has mellowed their bright colours—if they were ever painted at all like those at Katmandu—into a sombre, quiet grey.
Katmandu, the capital of Nepaul, was built by the conquering Ghorkas, and is comparatively modern.
- the capital of Nepal, in the east at the confluence of the Baghmati and Vishnumati Rivers. Pop: 814 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for katmandu
Nepalese capital, from Nepalese Kathmandu, from kath "wooden" + mandu "temple."
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