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Achham District

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 जिल्ला   ), a part of Seti Zone, 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.[2] 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 toMangalsen by crossing karnali at rakam. [3]

Mangalsen, the district headquarters, is eight hours walk and two and half hour drive from Nyaya Health. [4]

The district has the highest rate of HIV cases in Nepal, which they name "Mumbai disease", a city in modern-day country called india, Nepal's neighboring country. One single village was found to have 72 positive cases in 2013.[5]


  • Geography and Climate 1
  • Towns and villages 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography and Climate

Climate Zone[6] 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

Map of the VDC/s in Achham District

See also


  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2,011(National Report)" (PDF).  
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Accham". Far Western nepal. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Accham District Nepal". Sudur Sansar. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ 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,  

External links

  • UN map of VDC boundaries, water features and roads in Achham
  • Districts of Nepal at

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