Achham District

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

Achham District (Nepali: अछाम जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen ), a part of Province No. 7, is one of the seventy-five 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.[1] 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 lokmarg through Dailakh district also takes to Mangalsen by crossing karnali at rakam.[2]

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 have 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.[3]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climhiate Zone[4] 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 ft.
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.

Towns and villages[edit]

Map of the VDC/s in Achham District

Mass media & journalist[edit]

Achham Besd six Fm radio and four newspaper running now. in this district Ramaroshan Daily (first newspaper) 2063 Bs to nowadays running. It covered main market, government and nongovernment office, school, social organization and others. Ramaroshan Daily editor Shiba Raj Dhungana. He is Gorkhapatra Nation Daily (government applited) District reporter. Dhungana has also secretary on federation of nepali journalsit achham branch. 25 above journalist working here.


  1. ^ a b "National Population and Housing Census 2011(National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. November 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Accham". Far Western nepal. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Accham District Nepal". Sudur Sansar. 
  4. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, 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

Ramaroshan Daily and Patakani are the weekly Newspaper

of Accham district.