Achham District


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 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 half hour drive from Sanphebagar - a town in Achham sporting a non-functional domestic airport. A bridge crosses the Budhi Ganga 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]

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.[4]

Geography and Climate

Climhiate Zone[5] 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


Ramaroshan Daily is first Achham besd newspaper. It published since 2064 Bs. It coverd Mangalsen, Sanfebagar, Binayek, Kamalbajar, Jayagadh, Bayalpata and other local market. It published from headquarter of Achham (mangalsen). Ramaroshan Daily contact no. 77-9848475042 and 9848604650. Next "Patakani" weekly news paper publish as soon as.


  1. 1 2 "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.
  5. 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

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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 weekly of Achham besd Newspaper

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