This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
Principal town in the district o the same name in Afghan- Turkistan, situated in 36 degree 55' N. and 66° 10' E. ; 1,088 feet above the sea. It is a walled town about 2 miles in circumference, with a lofty citadel, and generally contains a small Afghan garrison. It is unhealthy in the hot season, owing to fever caused by the irrigation carried on all around. Akcha has a good deal of trade, and is said to be more often visited by Bokhara caravans than any other place in Afghan- Turkistan. About 1,200 Uzbeg families and some Hindu merchants reside in the town and suburbs. The number of shops and stalls open on the be-weekly market days is given as 242.