Mayor of Kathmandu

executive head of Kathmandu Metropolitan City

The mayor of Kathmandu is the head of the municipal executive of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. The officeholder is elected for a five-year term. He or she is limited to serving no more than two terms. The role was first created in 1932 during the Rana regime.

Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
काठमाडौँ महानगरपालिकाका नगर प्रमुख
Flag of Kathmandu
Balendra Shah

since May 30, 2022
TypeExecutive Head
SeatOffice of Municipal Executive, Kathmandu
AppointerElectorate of Kathmandu
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Nepal
Inaugural holderSingha Shamsher
Unofficial namesकाठमेयर (Kath-mayor)
DeputyDeputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Salaryरु 46,000

Balendra Shah was elected mayor in the 2022 election. He took office on 30 May 2022.

The city of Kathmandu is scrutinized by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Municipal Assembly. The mayor is supported by the Municipal Executive with ward chairs of all 32 wards of Kathmandu.

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