Alike as the Bhaktapur district, Bhaktapur municipality is the smallest municipality of the Bhaktapur. Though it is the smallest one, it has so many sub-titles. It is called the city of devotees, the Rome of Nepal, living museum, city of culture, music, and dance, and many more. The municipality is named after the Bhaktapur city.
The city is only 6 miles away from the capital of Nepal. With the temperature of -3 to 35-degree celsius, it altitudes at the height of 1401m. The municipality is divided within 10 wards and 24 toles. In meanwhile, two rivers, one from the north and another from the south separates it from other nearby municipalities. Plus, there are more than 20 ponds scattered all over the municipality.
When people desire to go to visit Bhaktapur, then they surely choose to come to the Bhaktapur Municipality rather than any other municipality. Because Bhaktapur municipality is the haven of the UNESCO World Heritage Site i.e. Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Just to enter within this space, foreigners pay the US $15. Well, this entry fee is for the citizens of non-SAARC countries.
Besides the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the municipality also owns another three squares. The taumadhi square, pottery square, and the Dattatreya square. All of the squares are located in the inner sector of the ancient city. So, one must pass through the narrow streets to reach the destination. Since the municipality is also the burgh of narrow streets, no heavy vehicles are allowed in the inner part of the city. But, in Durbar Square, not only the cars even though the two-wheelers are also not allowed to enter.
The municipality is far more important in an aspect of religious curiosity. There are more temples and deities than the roofs and citizens in the city. Most of the residence, over there are the Hindus. Thereafter, other religions take place. However, it is assumed that this municipality is of the shape of a flying pigeon.
Far from the squares and monuments, the municipality is more famous for Ju Ju dhau, the king curd. Plus, the bhadgaule topi, haku patasi, thanka paintings, Nepali papers, kinds of stuff made by bronze, metal, and woods.
Bhaktapur municipality, it lies right in between the other three municipalities of the Bhaktapur. Where the changu Narayan municipality surrounds it from the eastern and northern frames. Likewise, Madhyapur thimi municipality and Suryabinayak municipality surround it from the west and south arena respectively.
The total area of the municipality is 6.88 square kilometers. Within such a small area, a population of 81,728 resides. Moreover, Mr. Sunil Prajapati now serves as the mayor of the Bhaktapur Municipality. This municipality had always been a municipality before the provincial changes. And before that, it was ruled by the Malla kingdom. The city was an independent city until the reign of King Ranjit Malla, who was also the last king of Bhaktapur.