Introducing Kathmandu City

                Kathmandu is the capital of the kingdom, situated in a valley which is an open air museum of famous sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas and are inspiring deities, is a city of inexhaustible historic artistic and cultural interest. Several beautiful and interesting villages and towns surrounding the valley offer ideal destinations for mini treks.  The dazzling Himalayan peaks are visible from several points on the mountains around the valley. 

               The capital is quite upto date in terms of comfort and convenience boasting luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and casinos. Transportation is convenient and inexpensive. Medical service is quite good. Shoppers may purchase unusual gifts and souvenirs from an interesting assortment of items such as handicrafts, carpets, wooden art works, bronze casting and metal work, thankas, Nepli paper prints and readymade garments. 

    " There are nearly as many temples as there are houses and as many idols as inhabitants here, not being a fountain or river or a hill within its limits that is  
    not consecrated to one or the other of the Hindu or Buddhist deities " wrote a foreigner a long time ago.  

            The city of Kathmandu was built by king Gun Kamdev in 723 A.D. It is said that Kathmandu was a lake in the past and was made habitable by Manjushree, who cut open the hill to south Chovar) as to allow the water of lake to flow out. 
            It is said that kathmandu city was named after " Kastha-Mandap" meaning the temple made of wood in Sanskrit , an imposing pagoda near Hanuman Dhoka Palace. It was built in 1596  out of a single tree by King Laxmi Narashingha Malla. 
Kathmandu metropolitan City  

It was established as a city sanitation Unit ( Saphai Adda ) on B.S.. 1976. Later on it was changed to Municipality Office during the primership of Bhim Shamsher J.B. Rana on B.S. 1988. After the destructive tremor of 1990 BS ( 1993AD ) modern urbanization was started and roads were planned  For the first time municipality office distributed the land plots in concessional rates to the people . During the Primership of Padma Shamsher J.B.Rana a city Municipality board was formed but it could not function and all representative resigned. 

After the democracy movement of B.S. 2007 (1950 AD ) Municipality Act was passed and Kathmandu City was divided into 18 sectors and 18 members were elected to form the municipality Board on B.S. 2110. 

While the historic change took place in BS 2017 City Panchayat was established as per City Panchayat Act 2019. 
After the National Democracy Movement of B.S. 2047 ( 1990 AD ) all local panchayats were dissolved and in City area municipality Boards have been formed. According to Municipality Act 2047, the Board consists of members including the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor. 
From Friday Dec. 15, 1995 kathmandu Municipality has been elevated to Metropolitan , status under the provision of article 6 of the municipality Act 2048. KMC has been divided into 35 wards headed by ward Chairmans in each wards. Ward Chairman along with four ward  members are elected by the public in every five years. 

Presently KMC us pacing forwards the sustainable development in the leadership of Mayor Keshav Sthapit. He has been elected by the citizens of KMC with  84600  votes in 1997 A.D. 

The metropolis is responsible for plans preparation supervision and execution of urban development activities. There is an executive secretary and an assistant executive officer deputed by Ministry of local Development. 
There are 2200 staffs to look after the day to day work of the work 


The fiscal years starts from July 15, next year. The total budget of kathmandu Metropolitan City for the fiscal year 1997/1998 is about US$ 21,000,000