Namkha Rural Municipality (नाम्खा गाउँपालिका) was established in 2017 (2073 BS) as a local government of Nepal. The headquarters of the Namkha Gaunpalika is located in Yalwang, Humla district, Karnali Province of Nepal. Rural Municipality is known as Gaunpalika in the Nepali Language. Namkha Gaunpalika is surrounded by Simkot Rural Municipality on the East and China on the West, China on the North and Bajura and Bajhang district on the West.
The total area of the Namkha Rural Municipality is 2419.64 square kilometers (934.23 sq mi) and the total population of the rural municipality according to 2011 (2068 BS) Nepal census is 3,900 individual. The density of this rural municipality is 1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi). This Rural municipality is divided into 6 wards. Namkha Rural Municipality is the largest rural municipality of Nepal.
Hepka, Muchu, Khagalgaun, and Limi Village development committees (VDCs) were incorporated to form Namkha 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.