Kakani rural municipality situates in the southern part of the Nuwakot district. Kakani rural municipalitywas formed by combining then Kakani, Okharpauwa, Chauthe, Chaturale, Thansing (8), Madanpur (7) VDCs. The Rural municipality has total area of 87.96square kilo meter and is divided into 8wards. Kathmandu Districtlies in the east of Kakani rural municipality. Similarly, this rural municipality is surrounded by Belkotghadi municipality in the west, Likhu rural municipality in the north and Dhading district in the south. The geography of this Rural municipality includes steeply hills mountains, and cold weather. Kakani rural municipality has the total population of 26263consisting male population 12986and female population of 13277as of Census of Nepal 2011. There are 5183households in Kakani rural municipality.
Tamang, Brahamin. Kshetri, Sherpa, Newar, etc. are the major ethnic group of this rural municipality. Agriculture and tourism are the major source of income of this rural municipality. People do livestock farming as their major economic activities. Hindu, Budhhist, Muslim, Cristian are major religions of this rural municipality. Basanti palace, related to Malla dynasty, is the major antique place for tourist. Further, Fungfung waterfall, Snow covered mountain view, are the popular tourist terminus. Specially, Rainbow Trout fish, Kiwi and strawberry are major attraction of this rural municipality.
Mr. Man Bahadur Lama and Mrs. Sita Lamaare the chairman and vice chairman of the Kakani rural municipality. The rural municipality office is situated in Ranipauwa, Nuwakot.