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Kathmandu ( / ˌ k æ t m æ n ˈ d uː / ;  Nepali : काठमाडौं , Nepal Bhasa : ये: Yei , Nepali pronunciation: [kaʈʰmaɳɖu] ) is the capital city of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal , the largest Himalayan state in Asia. It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 2 million in the city proper , and 6 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley , which includes the towns of Lalitpur , Kirtipur , Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region.
CPN-UML's Bidya Sundar Shakya is the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan city and Hari Prabha Khadgi of Nepalese Congress is the deputy mayor. 
Among the indigenous Newar people, Kathmandu is known as Yeṃ Deśa (येँ देश), and Patan and Bhaktapur are known as Yala Deśa (यल देश) and Khwopa Deśa (ख्वप देश).  "Yen" is the shorter form of Yambu (यम्बु), which originally referred to the northern half of Kathmandu. [ clarification needed ]