Jan 31, 2022

Chame Rural Municipality is situated at mid-south part of Manang district, Gandaki province. Chame bazaar is headquarter of Manang district. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. by combining then Chame Village Development Committee. This local unit is surrounded by Nasong Rural Municipality from east, Nesyang Rural from west, Narphu Rural Municipality from north and Kaski district from south. This local unit is named after old residence of this area Chame village. There are five wards in this local unit. This is one of the least populated local unit of Nepal as Manang district is least populated district of Nepal.

As per the census 2011, total population of Chame Rural Municipality is 1,129 which include 279 households. Population of male is 597 and female is 593. There are about 14 ethnic communities residing under this Rural Municipality, among them largest community is Gurung constituting 35.43% followed by Tamang and Bhote. Among 18 different mother tongues spoken under this local unit, Gurung is most popular language followed by Nepali and Tamang. Chame Rural Municipality covers 19.4% population of Manang district. Buddhism is largest followed religion. Farming and tourism are major occupations. It covers total area of 78.86 kilometer square. Most of the area is covered by snow, butanes, mountain rocks and farming land. As Annapurna conservative area is being popular among domestic and foreign tourists, this area has enormous possibility of tourism development.

Mr. Lokendra Bahadur Ghale is Chairperson and Mr. Munindra Jang Gurung is Vice-chairperson of this Rural Municipality. Center of this Rural Municipality is ward number five Chame village. Total number of elected local representatives is 25. Number of employees working under Rural Municipality administration is 28.