Achham District

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Achham
अछाम
District
Location of Achham district in Nepal
Location of Achham district in Nepal
Country    Nepal
Region Far-Western (Sudur Pashchimanchal)
Zone Seti
Headquarters Mangalsen
Area
 • Total 1,692 km2 (653 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 257,477
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website Official website

Achham District (Nepali: अछाम जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Seti Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. 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. [1]

Mangalsen, the district headquarters, is eight hours walk from Sanphebagar - a town in Achham sporting a non-functional domestic airport. A seasonal road exists from Sanphebagar to Mangalsen but is often closed during monsoon season. A bridge crosses the Budhi Ganga river in Sanphebagar allowing access during high water, a second bridge over the second river crossing is also under construction. During 2009/2010, the government of Nepal will be constructing 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 that is a collaboration between the government and the non-profit organization Nyaya Health. [2]

The district has the highest rate of HIV cases in Nepal, which they name "Mumbai disease". One single village was found to have 72 positive cases in 2013.[3]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[4] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
27.4%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
58.3%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
12.2%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
 1.0%

Towns and villages[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Achham District

Babala  · Bangabata  · Bannatoli  · Baradadivi  · Basti  · Batulasen  · Baujinath  · Bayala  · Bhagyaswor  · Bhairavsthan  · Bhatakatiya  · Bhuli  · Binayak  · Bindhyawasini  · Birpath  · Budhakot  · Chalsa  · Chandika  · Chapamandau  · Chhatara  · Darna  · Devisthan  · Dhakari  · Dhaku  · Dhamali  · Dharaki  · Dhodasain  · Dhudharukot  · Dhungachalna  · Dumi  · Gajara · Ghodasen · Hatikot  · Hichma  · Jalapadevi  · Janalikot  · Kalagaun  · Kalekanda  · Kalika  · Kalikasthan  · Khaptad  · Khodasadevi  · Kuika  · Kushkot  · Layati  · Lungra  · Malatikot  · Mangalsen Municipality  · Marku  · Mashtanamdali  · Mastamandau  · Nada  · Nandegata  · Nawathana  · Patalkot  · Payal  · Pulletala  · Rahaph  · Ramarosan  · Raniban  · Ridikot  · Risidaha  · Sakot  · Sanphebagar  · Santada  · Sera  · Siddheswor  · Siudi  · Sutar  · Tadigaira  · Thanti  · Timilsain  · Toli  · Tosi  · Tumarkhad  · Walant  · Warla

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accham". Far Western nepal. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Accham District Nepal". Sudur Sansar. 
  3. ^ http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Six+dozen+HIV+cases+reported+in+single+village&NewsID=384499
  4. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°6′40.95″N 81°17′55.78″E / 29.1113750°N 81.2988278°E / 29.1113750; 81.2988278