5 Facts About Kathmandu

1. On the outskirts of Kathmandu are many palaces built by the Rana family, the most imposing of which is the Singha Palace, once the official residence of the hereditary prime ministers and now housing the government secretariat.

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2. People of Kathmandu are lucky enough to travel in Aeroplane before any land transport.

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3. The name of Kathmandu is a derivative of the word Kasthamandap.

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4. The city of Kathmandu forms this district with Kirtipur Municipality and some 57 Village Development Committees.

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5. In some of the Sino-Tibetan languages, Kathmandu is still called Yambu.

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