Kathmandu (Nepal)

Authors: Go Chengdu


Kathmandu and Chengdu established the sister-city relationship on April 29, 2016.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, and the political, economic and cultural center of the country. The city covers an area of 51 square kilometers and has a population of 1, 006, 000. Surrounded by mountains, Kathmandu has a warm climate and a unique geographic environment, which gives the city the moniker “heaven in the mountains” and makes it a world famous travel destination.
With over 2, 700 temples, the city has the reputation of “the city of temples” and “the open-air museum”. Kathmandu has been listed by UNESCO as one the 18 ancient towns in Asia that should be protected. The craft industry in Kathmandu is prosperous, mainly including producing and processing religious articles, natural gemstones, carpets, fabric, clothing and so on. Tourism and craft are the pillar industries in Kathmandu.
Communications and Exchanges between Chengdu and Kathmandu:
In May 2000, Chengdu established a partnership with Lalitpur, one of the three ancient towns in metropolitan Kathmandu. Chengdu government donated RMB250, 000 to Lalitpur after the earthquake in Nepal in 2015.
In 2010, a delegation from Chengdu held a travel conference in Kathmandu and signed the Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation on culture and travel between Chengdu and Kathmandu. In recent years, Kathmandu has become one of the most popular travel destinations for Chengdu tourists. Air China and Sichuan Airlines have launched flight routes from Chengdu to Katmandu, via Lhasa. Currently, there are 12 flights every week flying from Chengdu to Kathmandu. Himalaya Airlines, with its headquarter in Kathmandu, will also launch a direct route from Chengdu to Kathmandu.
  • Cooperation in economy and trade: more than 80 enterprises in Sichuan and Chengdu have direct economic and trade ties with Kathmandu.
  • Cooperation in education: West China Hospital, Sichuan University and West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University started to enroll Nepalese students in 2001. Currently, there are 130 Nepalese students in Chengdu, 21 of which have been aided by the government scholarship for international students from Chengdu sister cities.
  • In December 2015, Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa said during a talk with Mayor of Chengdu Tang Liangzhi that he would make every effort to help Chengdu and Kathmandu establish the sister city relationship.
  • In March, 2016, Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli paid a visit to Chengdu.
Chengdu has so far established the sister city relationship with 31 cities around the world.

Horsens (Denmark)

Sister City since August 5th, 2013

Jul 02, 2014

County of Fingal(Ireland)

Sister City since 2014

Jul 02, 2014


Sister City since September 27th, 1984

Jul 02, 2014

Gimcheon(South Korea)

Sister City since November 7th, 2000

Jul 02, 2014


Sister City since December 3rd, 1999

Jul 02, 2014

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