Champawat district is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The town of Champawat is the administrative headquarters. The district is divided into five tehsils: Barakot, Champawat, Lohaghat, Pati, Purnagiri.
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.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Champawat one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640 districts).It is one of the three districts in Uttarakhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census, Champawat district has a population of 259,315, roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu. This gives it a ranking of 579th among the 640 districts of India. The district has a population density of 147 inhabitants per square kilometre (380/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 15.49%. Champawat district has a sex ratio of 981 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.73%.