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Achham District

Apr 29,2019   admin

Achham District (Nepali: अछाम जिल्ला About this sound listen (help·info)), a part of Province No. 7, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Mangalsen as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,692 km² and has a population (2011) of 257,477. It is one of the remotest districts of Nepal. It is accessible by automobile from Kathmandu and Nepalgunj via a paved road that runs along the western border of Nepal from Dhangadhi. The unpaved of Mid hill Lok Marg through Dailakh district also takes to Mangalsen by crossing Karnali at Rakam.

Mangalsen, the district headquarters, is eight hours walk and two and one-half hour drive from Sanphebagar – a town in Achham sporting a non-functional domestic airport. A bridge crosses the Budhiganga River in Sanphebagar allowing access during high water, a second bridge over the Kailash River. During 2009/2010, the government of Nepal has constructed a paved road connecting Sanphebagar to Mangalsen. The district is served by two hospitals, the government district hospital in Mangalsen and one recently opened in Bayalpata named Bayalpata Hospital that is a collaboration between the government and the non-profit organization Nyaya Health.

Geography and Climate

Climhiate Zone Elevation Range % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 fters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.

Towns and villages

Mangalsen Municipality

Kamalbazar Municipality

Sanphebagar Municipality

Panchadeval Binayak Municipality

Chaurpati Rural Municipality

Mellekh Rural Municipality

Bannigadi Jayagad Rural Municipality

Ramaroshan Rural Municipality

Dhakari Rural Municipality

Turmakhand Rural Municipality


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