Urbanization
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Caption: Urbanization
Date: 28 October 2013
Place: Sitapaila, Kathmandu, Nepal
Copyright: Photographer/ICIMOD
Description: Kathmandu city is situated in Kathmandu Valley that also contains two other cities – Patan and Bhaktapur. The city which has a population of about 1 million people is located in the northwestern part of Kathmandu valley, which covers an area of ~5,076 hectares and is situated at 1336 m above the sea level. The rural areas of the valley have been transformed by rapid urbanization, residential subdivision development and building construction.