The total area of the rural municipality is 151.52 square kilometres (58.50 sq mi) and the total population of the rural municipality as of 2011 Nepal census is 18,778 individuals. The rural municipality is divided into total 7 wards.
The rural municipality was established on 10 March 2017, when Government of Nepal restricted all old administrative structure and announced 744 local level units (although the number increased to 753 later) as per the new constitution of Nepal 2015.
Pagnath, Rum, Moheltoli, Jagannath, Katti and Bada BhairabVillage development committees were incorporated to form this new rural municipality. The headquarters of the municipality is situated at Pagnath.
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