The photos from this database can be used for research or educational purposes as long as due credit is given to ICIMOD and the photographer. The images may not be used commercially.

Please sign in here, and a link will be sent to your email to download the photo.

All form fields are required.

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.