KATHMANDU: Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu has been labeled as the seventh most polluted city in the world, according to the pollution ranking recently unveiled by Numbeo.
Numbeo, the world’s largest database, has recently made public the pollution ranking of 290 cities around the globe.
With pollution index 97.73, Kathmandu featured in the top ten along with Kabul, Afghanistan (103.92); Accra, Ghana (102.61); Tetovo, Macedonia (98.09); Faridabad, India (96.58); Cairo, Egypt (96.28) and Dhaka, Bangladesh (95.91); Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (95.34); Karachi, Pakistan (95.29) and Ghaziabad, India (95.27).
The cities have been listed based on air pollution and water pollution.
The particulate matter (PM 2.5) of Ratnapark is 103.5 µg/m³ marking Kathmandu as one of the unhealthy cities to live in, according to the Department of Environment of Nepal.