Tanjakot Rural Municipality (ताँजाकोट गाउँपालिका) was established in 2017 (2073 BS) as a local government of Nepal. The headquarters of the Tanjakot Gaunpalika is located in Maila, Humla district, Karnali Province of Nepal. Rural Municipality is known as Gaunpalika in the Nepali Language.
Tajakot Gaunpalika is surrounded by Adanchuli Rural Municipality on the East and Bajura district on the West, Sarkegad Rural Municipality on the North, and Bajura District on the South. The total area of the Tanjakot Rural Municipality is 159.10 square kilometers (61.4 sq mi) and the total population of the rural municipality according to 2011 (2068 BS) Nepal census is 5,964 individual. The density of this rural municipality is 37/km2 (97/sq mi). This Rural municipality is divided into 5 wards.
Maila and Madana Village development committees (VDCs) were incorporated to form Tajakot 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.
There are publicly owned 2 basic school and secondary school is 17. It has two Public health posts, two NGO i.e. phase Nepal and Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) (supported in the sector of health and agriculture). There are one temporary police station and one private bank in this rural municipality.
There are various castes of people such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Takuri, Dalit, Janajati, etc. living in this rural municipality. They have their own identity, culture, festivals, values, and norms. The majority of the people are Hindu and the Nepali Language is a common Languages. This rural municipality is naturally beautiful with the reflection of a snowcapped mountain, green forest, flora and fauna, Karnali River, small streams etc.
The climate of this rural municipality is nether neither cold nor warm so that various sorts of crops are grown in this area. It is so popular for the source of income of this Guanpalika. There are different kinds of domestic and wild endangered animals are kept for different purposes. Professionally, most of the people are farmers and there is no facility of transportation and electricity in this rural municipality. Similarly lack of well-managed infrastructures to education, health, communication, drinking water, sanitation etc.