Bhaktapur is the smallest district of Nepal, which occupies an area of 119 square kilometres. It is surrounded by Kavrepalanchwok District in the east, Kathmandu and Lalitpur District in the west, Kathmandu and Kavrepalanchwok District in the north and Lalitpur District in the south. From geographical point of view, Bhaktapur covers the region between the northern latitude of 27°36'-27°44' and the eastern longitude of 85°21'-85°32'. The east-west length of the district is 16 kilometres. The altitude ranges from 1,331 meters to 2,191 meters above the sea level. The highest peak of the district is Nagarkot. The geographical features of the districts are almost same as that of Kathmandu and Lalitpur District, the two other districts of Kathmandu valley. The entire eastern region and nearly half of the northern and southern region of district is covered with hills, which are part of the Mahabharata series.