Kathmandu Nepali oration is the capital and greatest locale of Nepal. It moreover has the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is the principle city of Nepal with the legitimate status of Mahanagar (Metropolitan City), when appeared differently in relation to Upa-Mahanagar (Sub-Metropolitan City) or Nagar (City). Kathmandu is the focal point of Nepal's greatest urban agglomeration arranged in the Kathmandu Valley containing Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur and different more diminutive gatherings. Kathmandu is furthermore alluded to calmly as "KTM" or the "tri-city". According to the 2011 insights, Kathmandu Metropolitan City has a masses of 975,453 and measures 49.45 km2 (19.09 sq mi).
The city stays at an ascent of around 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the dish shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is enveloped by four essential inclines: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is a bit of three area (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the most significant masses thickness in the country, and is home to around a twelfth of Nepal's people.