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.
The Kanker is 140 kilometers away from Raipur and 160 Kilometers from Jagadalpur. A lot of Roadways and Private buses as well as taxis are available on this national Highway. Presently railway is not available in the district.
At present the Kanker district has 7 tehsils named Kanker, Charama, Narharpur, Bhanupratappur, Antagarh, Durgukondal and Pakhanjoor and 7 blocks named Kanker, charama, bhanupratapur, Narharpurn Antagarh, Durgukondal and Koyali beda. The total number of villages is 1004. The number of revenue villages is 995, whereas forest villages are 9.