Present Kalahandi District covering a geographical area of 7920 sq km lies in between 19.175489ଂ to 20.454517ଂ North Latitude and 82.617767ଂ to 83.794874ଂ East Longitude. The District occupies the South Western portion of Odisha, bordered to the North by the Balangir District and Nuapada District, to the South by the Nabarangpur District, Koraput District and Rayagada District, and to the East by the Rayagada, Kandhamal District and Boudh District.

The climate of the Kalahandi District is of extreme type. It is dry except during monsoon. The maximum temperature of the District is 45+ degree Celsius, whereas the minimum temperature recorded is 4 degree Celsius. The District experiences the average annual rainfall as 1378.20 mm. The monsoon starts late in June and generally lasts up to September.

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