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Village development committee
Archale is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°46′N 83°51′E / 27.77°N 83.85°E / 27.77; 83.85Coordinates: 27°46′N 83°51′E / 27.77°N 83.85°E / 27.77; 83.85
Country    Nepal
Zone Lumbini Zone
District Palpa District
Population (1991)
 • Total 2,373
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Archale is a village development committee in Palpa District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 2373 people living in 378 individual households.[1]

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The village was affected by an earthquake on 25 April 2015. Reports from the area indicate that the village has been left in ruins after the earthquake. A wedding was taking place in the village when the earthquake occurred. Fifteen of the wedding guests were killed. Twenty-two houses were destroyed. Most of the houses that were destroyed are ill-constructed houses made of mud, brick and stone.[2]


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Colin (29 Apr 2015). "Nepal earthquake: Inside Archale, a village left in ruins". Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.