Marma Rural Municipality is located at south-east part of Darchula district, Sudur Paschim province. it was established in 2073 B.S. by combining then five VDCs- Sheri, Tapowan, Lutinath, Guljar, and Sitola. It has been categorized into six wards. It is surrounded by Bajhang at east, Naugad and Sailyashikhar Rural Municipalities at west, Api Himal Rural Municipality at north and Baitadi district at south. it is 15 kosh far from district headquarter Khalanga. It is upper mountain area with cold weather. Infrastructure development, agriculture, tourism and social development are priority sector of local government here.
Total area covered by Marma Rural Municipality is 208.06 kilometer square. As per the census 2011, total population is 14,956 which covers 2508 households. Population of male is 7268 and female is 7688. There are more than 25 ethnic groups residing in this Rural Municipality. Chhetri and Brahmin are majority of them. The highest peak of this local unit Param Chuli dham, Tapoban, Tatopani, Latinath temple, Sheri Kwakkate temple are some of the religious and tourism potential areas. Most of the land is covered by mountains, forest, rocks and grass grounds. It is place of precious herbs, different birds, animal and plants. Upper parts are surrounded by snow and lower part is good for farming. Brahmin, Thakuri, Chhetri, Dalit are the major ethnic groups residing here. Doteli is the major language. Agriculture, animal husbandry and seasonal Indian employment are major source of income.
Mr. Jaman Shingh Dhami is Chairperson and Ms. Bagmati Thagunna is Vice-chairperson of Marma Rural Municipality. Total number of elected members from local level election was 32. Latinath village is the center of this local unit.