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ID: 1083294
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1083294

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kathmandu (inhabited place)  Kathmandu (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 27.7160  decimal degrees
Long: 085 19 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 85.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by Rājā Gunakamadeva in 723; taken in 1768 by Gurkha kings who made it their capital; British seat of administration 18th century; heavily damaged by earthquake 1934; city has several Hindu temples, Buddhist pagodas and a 16th-century royal palace.

Names:
Kathmandu (preferred,C,V)
Kātmāndu (C,V)
Kāthmāndu (C,V)
Khatmandu (C,V)
Kathmandhu (C,V)
Katmandu (C,V)
Yen (C,V)
काठमाडौ (C,V,Nepali,U)
काठमान्डु (C,V,Nepali,U)
यें (C,V)
Kantipur (H,V)
Kantipura (H,V)
Manju-Patan (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Nepal (nation)  ........  Nepal (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bāgmatī (zone)  ............  Bāgmatī (zone) (P)
Hierarchy of Kathmandu (inhabited place)  ................  Kathmandu (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 723
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Nepal .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [1000132]

Sources and Contributors:
काठमाडौ..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
काठमान्डु..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
यें..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
Kantipur..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 322
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 467
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 761-762
Kantipura..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 467
Kathmandhu..........  [VP]
.......................  Prince, London Times (2001)
Kathmandu..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 322
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 467
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 761-762
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 97
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 594
Kāthmāndu..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 761-762
Kātmāndu..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 761-762
Katmandu..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
Khatmandu..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 467
Manju-Patan..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 467
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 761-762
Yen..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 322
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 467; II, 467
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 761-762
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 February 2016
..................  Prince, London Times (2001)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 97
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 594
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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