Annapurna Rural Municipality is situated at west part of Kaski district, Gandaki province. Including major tourism attraction places of Annapurna conservative area, this Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. It combines then VDCs- Bhadaure Tamagi, Dangsing, Dhikur Pokhari, Ghandruk, Lumle and Salyan. This Rural Municipality is surrounded by Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality from east, Myagdi and Parwat districts from west, Manang district from north and Pokhara Lekhanath Metropoliton city and Parbat district from south. This is connected by Pokhara-Baglung highway. This is named after Annapurna Mount, which is eighth tallest mountain in the world with 8,091 meter high. This local unit is divided into 11 wards.

Population of Annapurna Rural Municipality is 23,417 covering 6,029 households as per the census 2011. Population of female is 12,820 and male is 10,597. Economically active population is 56.84%. Ward number three is most populated ward. It covers 350.37 kilometer square area. Most of the land is covered by forest, followed by grass area, farming area and snow covered land. Literacy rate is 70.5%. There are about ten ethnic groups residing under this local unit. Major ethnic groups are Brahmin, Kami, Gurung, Chhetri and Magar. Brahmins are largest ethnic groups constituting 29.1% of population. Tourism and farming are major occupations of people residing here. Nepali is largest language spoken followed by Gurung. Ghandruk, Landruk, Chhomrong, Mardi Base Camp, Ghore Paani, Taato Paani are some popular tourism destinations. It covers most of the area of Annapurna trekking route.

Mr. Yubraj Kunwar is Chairperson of Annapurna Rural Municipality and Ms. Sagun Gurung is Vice-chairperson. Total number of local representatives is 57. Lumle village is the center of this local unit.

Source:

www.annapurnamun.gov.np

www.cbs.gov.np