Jan 31, 2022

Barekot rural municipality is located in the northern part of the Jajarkot district. Existing VDCs such as Ramidanda, Rokaya gaun, Nayakwada, and Sakla, were combined in Barekot rural municipality. The Rural municipality has total area of 577.5 square Kilometers and is divided into 9 wards. Nalghad municipality and Dolpa district lies in the east of Barekot rural municipality. Similarly, this rural municipality is surrounded by Jumla district in the west, Jumla distric and Dolpa district in the north and Kushe rural municipality and Nalghad municipality in the south. Barekot rural municipality has the total population of the municipality is 18083 consisting male population 9121 and female population of 8962 as of Census of Nepal 2011. There are 3093 households in Barekot rural municipality.

This rural municipality lies from 610-meter height to 5412-meter height from the sea level. The story behind the name of this rural municipality is that people believe this rural municipality have 12 small hills (Kot) namely Sinakot, Dhaulakot, Ranakot, Suwakot, Talakot, Chimkot, Ratankot, Unikot, Dunikot, Lumtikot, Nayarkot, and Chuniikot. Thus, later this name got famous as Barekot. People produce the crops like Corn, Millet, Wheat, Barley-Flower, etc. which require less irrigation. Valuable herbals can be found. This rural municipality is the place of about extinct Red Panda. Hindu, Buddhist and Cristian are the major ethnic group of this rural municipality. Chhetri (42%), Brahamin, Shahi, Newar, Damai, Kami, Gurung, Sarki, Thakuri are major community inhabitant in this rural municipality. People’s major source of income is agriculture, fruits cultivation, and livestock farming. Dashain, Tihar, Budhha Purnima, Loahasar are the major festivals people do celebrate in this rural municipality.

Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Shaha and Mrs. Oma Shahi are the chairman and vice chairman of the Barekot rural municipality. The rural municipality office is situated in Limsa, Jajarkot.