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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.
Kingdom of Kantipur
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The kingdom started after king Jayayakshya 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.