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Kathmandu Valley

  1. 21 municipalities:
    • Kathmandu Metropolitan City
    • Lalitpur Sub-metropolitan City
    • Bhaktapur Municipality
    • Madhyapur Thimi Municipality
    • Kirtipur Municipality
    • Tokha Municipality
    • Budhanilkantha Municipality
    • Gokarneshwor Municipality
    • Kageshwori-Manohara Municipality
    • Shankharapur Municipality
    • Changunarayan Municipality
    • Mahamanjushree - Nagarkot Municipality
    • Suryabinayak Municipality
    • Mahalaxmi Municipality
    • Anantalingeshwor Municipality
    • Godawari Municipality
    • Karyabinayak Municipality
    • Dakshinkali Municipality
    • Chandragiri Municipality
    • Nagarjun Municipality
    • Tarakeshwor Municipality
       
  2. 8 VDCs
  3. Population
        Area Ha Census 2011 Density 2011
    Urban Area   9,669 1,426,641 148
    KMC KMC 4,945 975,453 197
    LSMC LSMC 1,515 220,802 146
    BM Bhaktapur Municipality 656 81,748 125
    KM Kirtipur Municipality 1,476 65,602 44
    MTM Madhyapur Thimi Municipality 1,076 83,036 77
    Urbanizing VDCs   18,850 706,202 37
    Kathmandu Urbanizing VDC_KATHMANDU_VDC 11,750 507,969 43
    Lalitpur Urbanizing VDC_LALITPUR_VDC 3,766 122,043 32
    Bhaktapur Urbanizing VDC_BHAKTAPUR_VDC 3,335 76,190 23
    Rural VDCs   43,662 296,436 7
    Kathmandu Rural VDC_KATHMANDU_VDC 23,190 150,265 6
    Lalitpur Rural VDC_LALITPUR_VDC 13,263 88,441 7
    Bhaktapur Rural VDC_BHAKTAPUR_VDC 7,209 57,730 8
        72,181 2,429,279 34
  4. Growth Trend
    • Annual growth rate of population nationwide = 1.35%
    • Annual population growth rate in the Valley = 4.63%
    • Maximum growth rate observed in urbanizing VDCs of KV = 5.7%
  5. Problems to be addressed
    • Risk of Earthquake
    • Risk of Flood
    • Risk of Landslide
    • Unorganized urban sprawl
    • Unplanned land use
    • Inadequate monitoring of constructions
    • Inadequate open space
    • Inadequate road width
      KV Constraint Map:
      KV Constraint withBuiltup 2012 Map:
      KV Constraint withBuiltup 2020 Map:
      KV Constraint withBuiltup 2030 Map:
      KV VDC Constraint ZoneMap 2012:
      KV VDC Constraint ZoneMap 2020:
      KV VDC Constraint ZoneMap 2030:

      Land Use 1990-2012:
  6. Assets
    • Landscape of the Valley surrounded by beautiful mountains
    • Old settlement: an urban-rural symbiosis: towns along ridge lines and farms on fertile alluvial slopes
    • The ancient architecture of the valley shows an array of compact low height structures. The RoW and height of buildings were influenced by religious and cultural decrees.
    • Cultural heritage listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites List:
      • Durbar Square of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu)
      • Durbar Square of Patan
      • Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
      • Swayambhunath
      • Bauddhanath
      • Pashupatinath
      • Changu Narayan
    • Intangible cultural heritage
      • Traditional customs and practices
        • Photo -Bel bibaha
      • Artistry and Craftsmanship
        • Photo – Pottery Square at Bhaktapur
      • Fairs and festivals having their origin to the Malla period
      • Photos:
        • Macchindranath Jatra
        • Macchindranath Jatra
        • Indra Jatra