Mahabu Rural Municipality (महाबु गाउँपालिका) was established in 2017 (2073 BS) as a local government of Nepal. The office of the Mahabu Gaunpalika is located in Gaidabaj, Dailekh district, Karnali Province of Nepal. Rural Municipality is known as Gaunpalika in the Nepali Language.
The total area of the Mahabu Rural Municipality is 110.80 square kilometers (42.78 sq mi) and the total population of the rural municipality according to 2011 (2068 BS) Nepal census is 19,277 individual. The density of this rural municipality is 1 170/km2 (450/sq mi). This Rural municipality is divided into 6 wards.
Bansi, Raniban, Kasikandh, Bada Khola and part of Kharigaira Village development committees (VDCs) were incorporated to form this Gaunpalika, This rural municipality came into existence on 10 March 2017 (Falgun 27, 2073 BS), fulfilling the requirement of the new Constitution of Nepal 2015, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration replaced all old VDCs and Municipalities into 753 new local level bodies.
The economy of Mahabu Gaunpalika typically depends upon agriculture, forest, herbs, natural resources, and river.