Kantipur

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Kingdom of Kantipur
कान्तिपुर देय्

1560–1826
Capital Kantipur
Languages Nepal Bhasa
Religion Hinduism, Buddhism
Government Not specified
King
 -  1560-1574 Mahendra Malla
 -  1735-1768 Jayaprakash Malla
History
 -  Established 1560
 -  Unification of Nepal 1826

Kantipur (from kanti light, pur city) was a medieval kingdom in the Malla confederacy of Nepal. The name of the kingdom was derived from the Sanskrit name of its capital city, now known as Kathmandu.

History[edit]

The kingdom started after king Yakshya Malla divided his kingdom so that his sons could be the rulers of their own kingdom. After its formation, the kingdom replaced Bhaktapur as the main trading center.

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