Ward No. 18

Ward No. 18 is situated in Kathmandu's historic core. The ancient temples of Swetakali at Naradevi, Raktakali, Tengal Ganesh, Kilagal Ganesh, Hatti Ganesh and Lokeswar provide a vivid characterization of the ward. The crossroads with the sunken shrine of Bhedasing is a Kathmandu landmark. The religious celebrations held here, like the Swetakali and Devi masked dances and various processions of deities, are also famed throughout Kathmandu. Notable neighborhoods in the ward include Samimuga Galli, Nyeta Pachwa, Tamsi Pakha, Kaytahiti, Jamamuga Galli, Tunchhe Galli, Kilagal, Naradevi, Sunta Galli, Tengal, Bhurungkhel, Raktakali and Ikha Pokhari. The ward is dotted with numerous public shelters, rest houses and stone water spouts. There is also an Ayurvedic hospital here.

The ward is bounded by Ward Nos. 27 and 28 in the east, the Bishnumati river in the west, Ward No. 17 in the north, and Ward Nos. 19 and 26 in the south. Its area is 18.9 hectares, and its population in 2001 was 8,065.

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