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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]


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
ZoneLumbini Zone
DistrictPalpa District
 • Total2,373
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

2015 Nepal earthquakeEdit

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.