|• Mayor||Mr. Ramesh Basnet|
|• Deputy Mayor||Mrs. Meena Karki|
|• Total||100.7 km2 (38.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (Nepal Standard Time)|
Manthali is a municipality and the headquarter of Ramechhap District in Province No. 3 of Nepal that was established on 2 December 2014 by merging the former Village development committees Old-Manthali, Bhatauli, Chisapani, Kathjor, Maluwajor, Salupati and Sunarpani. It was declared the headquarters of the district in 9 March 1989 (26 Falgun 2045 BS). It lies on the bank of Tamakoshi River. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 45,416 people living in 10,099 individual households.
Manthali had nine wards previously when it was still a VDC (Village Development Committee). While declaring it a municipality there had been a problem due to a neighbouring VDC Ramechhap which had also been included in the municipality to force the municipality's name into Ramechhap. This problem has been solved as Ramechhap was declared a separate municipality and Manthali a separate one.[clarification needed]
The name of the place comes from two words of the people of the Majhi (a fisher tribe of Nepal). It is a combination of two words "Mun" and "Thali". The former means a local alcoholic dish of Majhi people who are the locals of this place and the later means a place. The word Munthali means a place for eating Mun. It was later named Manthali.
Education facility of this municipality is well developed. In 2065 BS, Rajesh Prasai of Little Star English School secured the position of district topper in SLC. In 2011 Pramod Mahat and Divya Bhatta of Tamakoshi English Boarding School of this municipality were able to secure the position of district topper in the SLC examination. In 2012 Kusum Karki was zonal topper. In 2013 Suman Subedi was district topper. In 2014 Amrit Majhi was the district topper. Later in 2015 Arun Shrestha secured highest mark in the district from Karkaladevi English Boarding School who created the history of scoring 100 out of 100 in mathematics subject, the first one to do so in the history of Ramechhap district. The popular schools of this area are Tamakoshi English Boarding School, Little Star English School, Karkala Devi English School, and Manthali Higher-Secondary School.
There is a primary health centre as the greatest governmental health institute of this municipality. There are many healthposts and sub-healthposts. Among the private ones Tamakoshi Sewa Samiti and Manthali Samudaik Hospital are the most popular ones. There are many other private clinics.
Talking about the facility of transportation here, It can be said that it is better than the facilities comparing about the roads in villages while comparing with other cities, it can be said that it is not a developed one. the roads here are black pitched which is being damaged by natural calamities like landslides. Single airport of the district lies here i.e.Ramechhap Airport lies in the municipality.
Following an earthquake in April 2015, Ramechhap District was listed in the 12th position of the most affected districts. Manthali Municipality area also has been highly damaged. Many houses of Aakase area of the Municipality were completely and partially damaged. About 5 houses collapsed in Machhendandi. Most of the houses of the village areas which are made by mud and stone are not in the condition of sustaining life.
- "Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN)".
- "National Population and Housing Census 2011" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
- "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees, Digital Himalaya, archived from the original on 12 October 2008, retrieved 15 November 2009.
- "Ramechhap Airport" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Retrieved 1 May 2018.