This district lies in the Lumbini Zone of Western Development Region in Nepal which shares its border with Palpa district in the east, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu district in the south, Dang and Pyuthan district in the west, and Gulmi district in the north. It has a total area of 1193 square k.m. which extends from 27 degree 45 minute to 28 deg. 6 minute North latitude and 80 degree 45 minute to 83 degree 23 minute longitude. The altitude of this district from the sea level is 305 meter to 2515 meter. It has an annual rainfall of 2200 mm, minimum annual temperature of 6.5 degreecentigrade to maximum annual temperature of 40 degree centigrade.