capital of the state of
See also:Nepal, India, situated on the
See also:bank of the Vishnumati
See also:river at its confluence with the Baghmati, in 27° 36' N., 85° 24' E . The
See also:town, which is said to have been founded about 723, contains a population estimated at 70,000, occupying 5000 houses made of
See also:brick, and usually from two to four storeys high . Many of the houses have large projecting wooden windows or balconies, richly carved . The maharaja's palace, a huge, rambling, ungainly
See also:building, stands in the centre of the town, which also contains numerous temples . One of these, a wooden building in the centre of the town, gives it its name (kat =
See also:wood) . The streets are extremely narrow, and the whole town very dirty . A
See also:resident is stationed about a mile
See also:north of the town .
MICHAEL NIKIFOROVICH KATKOV (ISI8-1887)
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