Chhindwara district is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state of India, and Chhindwara town is the district headquarters. The district is part of Jabalpur Division.

The name Chhindwara has been derived from the word ‘Chhind’ which basically is a name of a local tall tree surrounding the district. Chhindwara District ranks 1st in area (11,815 km².) in Madhya Pradesh State and occupies 3.85% of the area of the state. Chhindwara district was formed on 1 November 1956.It is located on the South-West region of ‘Satpura Range of Mountains’.It is spread from 21.28 to 22.49 Deg. North (latitude) and 78.40 to 79.24 Deg. East (longitude) and spread over an area of 11,815 km². This district is bound by the plains of Nagpur District (in Maharashtra State) on the south, Hoshangabad and Narsinghpur districts on the north, Betul District on the west and Seoni District on the east.

According to the 2011 census Chhindwara District has a population of 2,090,306, This gives it a ranking of 218th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 177 inhabitants per square kilometre (460/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.03%.Chhindwara has a sex ratio of 966 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 72.21%.

There are 1,984 villages in the district, out of which 1,903 villages are inhabited. The district is divided into 19 Revenue Circles, 319 Patwari Halkas. There are 808 Panchayats in the district. ‘Chhindwara’ is the Parliamentary Constituency in the district and there are 8 Assembly Segments (Jamai, Chhindwara, Parasia, Damua, Amarwara, Chourai, Sausar and Pandhurna). As per Census 2001 the total population of Chhindwara town is 1,22,309 and of the district is 18,48,882 with a population density of 156 people per km². There are 953 females for every 1000 males. The sex ratio of Rural Chhindwara is more (962) than that of Urban Chhindwara (926). As per Census 2001, the average literacy rate of the district is 66.03%, which is above the average of the MP state’s 64.08%. The literacy rate in the rural area of the district is 60.76% and that of urban area is 81.46%.

From the Geographical point of view Chhindwara district can be divided into three main regions – 1) The western region consists two major town junnordeo & parasia, 2) the central region consisting of Chhindwara, Southern part of Amarwara region and Northern part of Sausar region. This region is also known as the Satpura mountain region and 3) The third region is mostly the Northern region consisting of hilly terrain.

The geographical height of district varies from 1,550 ft (470 m) to 3,820 ft (1,160 m) above sea level with an average elevation of 2215 feet (675 m). There are five major rivers which flow through the district namely the Kanhan, the Pench, the Jam, the Kulbehra, the Shakkar and the Doodh. The Kanhan River flows in a southern direction through the western parts of Chhindwara Tehsil and enters the Wenganga River. The Jam River flows mostly through the Sausar region and joins with the Kanhan River. The Pench River flows in the border areas of Chhindwara and Seoni Districts and mixes with the Kanhan River in Nagpur District. The Kulbehra River starts at Umreth and flows through Chhindwara and Mohkhed and joins with Pench River. Around 4212.556 km². area of the district is covered under forest. Bamboo, teak, harra, saalbeej, and tendu patta are the major commercially harvested trees.

Chhindwara has a subtropical climate bordering tropical wet and dry climate. Like most of north India it has a hot dry summer (April–June) followed by monsoon rains (July–September) and a cool and relatively dry winter. Average annual rainfall is 1,183 mm. Minimum temperature during winter is 4 to 6 degree Celsius while maximum temperature during summer is 38 to 42 degree Celsius.

Prominent Tourist Spots in the District include Patalkot, Tamia, Tribal Museum, Chota Mahadev Cave, Devgarh Fort, Nadadwari, Hot Water Spring at Anhoni and Radhadevi Caves and Jam Sanvli Temple (Near Sausar), Ardhnarishwar Jyotirlinga ( Mohgaon Haveli near Sausar), Hiraman tiwari dadaji’s samadhi temple, Kherapati devi mandir, chandradev mandir (Hindu) or chandshah vali (Muslim) dargah chandametta, Mandir or Masjid Eklehra, Hinglaj devi mandir Gudi-ambara. These tourist destinations are listed here on Wikilink of Chhindwara. The unique fair of stone Gotmaar mela of Pandhurna is also attractive for the tourist all around the world.