Purbakhola rural municipality is situated in the eastern part of the Palpa district. Adjoining areas of VDCs such as Siluwa, jalpa, Ringneraha, Devinagar, Birkot and Heklang, were combined in Purbakhola rural municipality. The Rural municipality has total area of 138.05square kilometres and is divided into 6 wards. Rampur municipality and Nisdi rural municipality lies in the east of Purbakhola rural municipality. Similarly, this rural municipality is surrounded by Mathagadhi and rambha rural municipality in the west, Rampur municipality and Rambha rural municipality in the north and Nisdi and Mathagadhi rural municipality in the south. The geography of this rural municipality is composed of steep slopes and high mountain. Purbakhola rural municipality has the total population of the municipality is 19589 consisting male population 8563 and female population of 11026 according to the population census of Nepal 2011. There are 4085 households in Purbakhola rural municipality.
Ethnic groups such as, Magar, Brahaman, Chhetri, Newar, Thakuri, Dalit etc are residing in this rural municipality. The main source of income of this rural municipality is agriculture, livestock, private/government job & foreign employment. Festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Magheshakranti, Ramnawami, Chaitedashain, Baishakha Purnima, Teej, Janaipurnimaetc are celebrated in this rural municipality.
Mr. Nun Bahadur Thapa and Mrs. Bhagirathi Sharma Bhattrai are the chairman and vice chairman of the Purbakhola rural municipality. The rural municipality office is situated in Purbakhola, Palpa.