The Central Nepal Region


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The Central Nepal Region is home to the Kathmandu valley, a bowl-shaped area surrounded by mountains. Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital city, is in this region.

Kathmandu enjoys an unusually high literacy rate for Nepal at 98 percent. This city also contains Central Zoo, the country’s only zoo.

Kathmandu has one of the most diverse populations in the country, with various people groups making their abode here.

Although the majority of the people in the Central Nepal Region practice Hinduism, there are also many Buddhists, Muslims and even a small population of Christians.

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Swayambhunath, located near Kathmandu, is a sacred Buddhist religious site.

Swayambhunath, located near Kathmandu, is a sacred Buddhist religious site.

Porters carry supplies into remote mountain villages.

Porters carry supplies into remote mountain villages.

Picturesque villages like this one are found throughout the Central Nepal Region.

Picturesque villages like this one are found throughout the Central Nepal Region.

 

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