Kankasundari Rural Municipality (कनकासुन्दरी गाउँपालिका) was established in 2017 (2073 BS) as a local government of Nepal. The headquarters of the Kankasundari Gaunpalika is located in Birat, Jumla district, Karnali Province of Nepal. Rural Municipality is known as Gaunpalika in the Nepali Language.
The total area of the Kankasundari Rural Municipality is 225.39 square kilometers (87.02 sq mi) and the total population of the rural municipality according to 2011 (2068 BS) Nepal census is 12,977 individual. The density of this rural municipality is 58/km2 (150/sq mi). This Rural municipality is divided into 8 wards.
Bramamadichaur, Malika Bota, Kankasundari, Pandabgupha, and Birat Village development committees (VDCs) were incorporated to form Kankasundari Gaunpalika, This rural municipality came into existence on 10 March 2017 (Falgun 27, 2073 BS), fulfilling the requirement of the Constitution of Nepal 2015 (2072 BS). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration replaced all old VDCs and Municipalities into 753 new local level bodies.