The district of Champawat constituted in the year 1997 is situated between 29 degree 5 minutes and 29 degree 30 minutes in northern latitude and 79 degree, 59 minutes and 80 degree, 3 minutes at the center of eastern longitude. The Ram Ganga River acts as a border between Champawat and Pithoragarh in the north while Jabgura and Pannar rivers in the south and west act as a border between Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar and Almora districts simultaneously.
The long chain of mountain in southwestern region acts as a border between the districts Champawat and Nainital district. It is important from the defence point of view, as in the east Kali River acts as the international border between Nepal and India. The geographical coverage of Champawat is about 1613 sq. km and It includes 5 Tehsils.