Champawat District

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt

Champawat District is part of the eastern Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand. It is bounded on the north by Pithoragarh District, on the east by Nepal, on the south by Udham Singh Nagar District, on the west by Nainital District, and on the northwest by Almora District. The town of Champawat is the administrative headquarters.

Champawat has enormous religious significance as well, as Indian mythology mentions this as the place where Lord Vishnu appeared as Kurmavatar (incarnated as a tortoise). The region is blessed with the extravagance of nature beauty. The contemporary development didn't much demolish the beauty of this region.


The name Champawat originated from the name of King Arjun Deos daughter's name, Champawati. The district Champawat constituted in the year 1997. Earlier this district was a part of district Almora. In 1972 the Champawat Tahsil of Almora district was transferred to Pithoragarh. On 15th Sep, 1997 Champawat district was given an independent identity.

General Information

Champawat District Map

District HeadquartersChampawat
Area1,781 sq.kms
Elevation1615 mts
Coordinates29.33°N, 80.10°E
Language SpokenKumaoni and Hindi.
ClothingSummer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

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