Dhamtari is one of the oldest municipality regions in India. The district was officially formed on 6 July, 1998, and divides the Raipur district, which is currently the capital of Chhattisgarh, along with Mahasamund. The district is situated in the fertile plains of the Chhattisgarh Region. The total area of the district is 2029 km and it is approximately 305 meters above sea level. The Raipur District to the north, the Kanker and Bastar Districts to the south, the State of Orissa to the east and the Durg and Kanker Districts to the west, surrounds the District. The Mahanadi is the main river in this district, with its tributaries being Sendur, Pairy, Sondur, Joan, Kharun and Shivnath. The fertility of the land in the Dhamtari District can be attributed to these rivers. The chief crop of this region is Paddy.
Dhamtari's location coordinates are 20.71°N 81.55°E., and it has an average elevation of 317 meters (1040 feet)