The Kanker District is situated in the southern region of the state Chhattisgarh
Previously Kanker was a part of old Bastar district. But in 1998 Kanker got it's identity as an district.
Kanker is situated within the longitudes 20.6-20.24 and latitudes 80.48-81.48. the total area of the district is 5285.01 square kilometers. Small hilly pockets are seen throughout the area.Mainly five rivers flow through the district namely- doodh river, Mahanadi, Hatkul river, sindur river and Turu river