Ward Profile

The Ward Profiles contains vital statistics of all the thirty-five wards in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. This English-language version is a follow-up to the hugely popular Nepali edition which came out in 2001. Each chapter starts with a brief introductory article about the ward followed by tables of data under thirty to thirty-six headings.

The information contained in the web pages
 includes population, the structure and condition of the houses and the basic services available in the area. It also shows the type of roads there are in the ward and their lengths. Other facts and figures deal with the educational, health and financial institutions, entertainment facilities, parking space, security provisions and so forth. The book also contains lists of development projects completed, on-going and planned, along with informative data about the cultural heritage, festivals, historical sites and the local inhabitants. It will prove to be a valuable aid for tour operators in identifying potential tourist spots. The population statistics have been updated according to the national census of 2001. The rest of the facts and figures were collected under the Integrated Action Planning in 2000.

The idea of the Ward Profiles is to make available important information about the different wards in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City to administrators, planners, researchers and students in a concise and easy-to-understand fashion. Urban planners, for example, can find out at a glance how basic facilities like electricity, drinking water, telephone and street lighting are distributed around the city, and which neighborhoods lack what. The data on financial institutions, shops and industry provides a vivid picture of the economic activities in the ward. And for local residents who want to know more about the place they live in, this volume is a very good resource.

Some interesting facts: The largest ward in Kathmandu in terms of area is Ward No. 16 with an area of 437.4 hectares. This ward encompasses the Balaju locality and is situated in the North Sector of the metropolis. The second largest is Ward No. 35 with 395 hectares. It consists of the Koteswar region and is located at the other end of the city in the East Sector. In terms of population Ward No. 34 comes out on top with 46,136 inhabitants. This ward includes the New Baneswar region and is situated in the East Sector. Ward No. 26, which includes the Itum Baha area in the City Core, is the smallest among the thirty-five wards - with respect to both population and area. There are 3,764 inhabitants in this ward and its area is four hectares.

Regarding the location of a few of Kathmandu's landmarks, the Narayanhiti Royal Palace is in Ward No. 1, Singha Durbar (Ward No. 32), Swayambhu (Ward No. 15), Pashupati (Ward No. 8), Birendra International Convention Center (Ward No. 34), and Kastha Mandap (Ward No. 20). The legendary market square of Asan is situated in Ward No. 30. Jamana Gubhaju, noted tantric of days gone by, was born in Musum Baha of Ward No. 12. Bhimsen Thapa's residence is in Ward No. 21, and his famous creation the Dharahara tower watches over the metropolis from Ward No. 22.

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