KHATMiNDU, the capital of the kingdom of Nepal, I, India, situated on the bank of the Vishnumati river at its junction with the Bagluati, 27° 36' N. lat., 85° 24' E. long. The town, which is said to have been founded by Raja Gunakamadeva about 723, now contains a population estimated at about 50,000, occupying 5000 houses made of . brick, and usually from two to four stories high. Many of the houses have large projecting wooden windows or balconies, richly carved. The maharAjit's palace, a huge, rambling, ungainly building, stands in the centre of the city, which also contains numerous handsome temples. The streets are extremely narrow, and the whole town very dirty. A British resident, with a small staff and escort, is stationed about a mile to the north of the city.