Bagmati (Nepali: बागमती अञ्चलListen (help·info) Bāgmatī Añcal), is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal. It is named after the Bagmati River. Bagmati is in the Central Development Region of Nepal. The zone contains the Kathmandu Valley. The capital is Kathmandu. In 2011 the total population was 3,843,596.
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Limestone, talc, zinc, lead and silver are mined and exported from Bagmati. Brown, white and pink marble are also exported. The hill districts around Kathmandu are notorious for human trafficking in young girls. The girls are taken to India where they are sold to brothels.
Bagmati is divided into eight districts:
- "Nepal General Information". Geohive. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Nepal Mineral & Mining Sector Investment and Business Guide (Washington, DC: Global Investment Center, 2013), p. 46
- Human Rights Watch Asia, Rape for Profit (New York: Human Rights Watch, 1995), p. 8