Jan 31, 2022

Simta rural municipality is located in the eastern part of the Surkhet district. Existing VDCs such as Ghoreta, Kaphalkot, Aagrigaun, Bajedichaur, Rakam, Kaprichaur, Dandakhali and Khanikhola, were combined in Simta rural municipality. The Rural municipality has total area of 241.63 square Kilometers and is divided into 9 wards. Salyan district lies in the east of Simta rural municipality. Similarly, this rural municipality is surrounded by Chingad rural municipality and Lekhbesi municipality in the west, Jajarkot district in the north and Gurbhakot municipality in the south. Simta rural municipality has the total population of the municipality is 25845 consisting male population 11843 and female population of 14002 as of Census of Nepal 2011. There are 5094 households in Simta rural municipality.

Simta municipality has dense Pine tree forest, the fruit of pine tree is called ‘Simta’ in local language. That’s why the name is after the Pine tree’s fruit Simta.¬† Hindu, Buddhist and Christian are the major religious group of this rural municipality. Chhetri, Brahamin, Magar, Newar, Damai, Kami, Sarki, are major community inhabitant in this rural municipality. People speak Nepali language. People’s major source of income is agriculture, tourism, and livestock farming. Dashain, Tihar, Budhha Purnima, Maghi, Loahasar, SrawanSakranti, Janai Purnima etc. are the major festivals people do celebrate in this rural municipality. Tamachuli, Amraisal, Chisapani river, Tamaluk cave, Shivalaya temple, Bade pipal, Banikuti, KotkoThumko, Darethan, Patihalna Krishna Temple, Jajarkotdanda Temple, Mastara cave, Rajkanda palace etc. are historical and religious important places of this rural municipality.

Mr. Kabindra Kumar KC and Mrs. Chandrakala Sahi are the chairman and vice chairman of the Simta rural municipality. The rural municipality office is situated in Rakam, Surkhet.