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Kathmandu


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Place Type
political
Description
Founded by Rājā Gunakamadeva in 723; taken in 1768 by Gurkha kings who made it their capital; British seat of administration 18th cen.; heavily damaged by earthquake 1934; city has several Hindu temples, Buddhist pagodas & a 16th-cen. royal palace.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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