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This article is about the municipality in Uttarakhand, India. For its namesake district, see Champawat district.
Champawat is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°20′N 80°06′E / 29.33°N 80.10°E / 29.33; 80.10Coordinates: 29°20′N 80°06′E / 29.33°N 80.10°E / 29.33; 80.10
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Champawat
Elevation 1,610 m (5,280 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 35,000
 • Official Hindi, Kumauni
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Fort and the capital city of Kali Kumaon, Champawat, 1815.

Champawat (Hindi: चम्पावत) is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Champawat district.


Champwat is believed to the place where the Kurmavtar (the turtle incarnation of Lord Vishnu) took place.


Champawat Uttarakhand

Champawat was formerly the capital of the Chand dynasty rulers. The Baleshwar Temple built by the Chand rulers in the 16th century is an excellent monument with marvelous stone carving works.

Champawat was home to the Champawat Tiger.


Champawat is located at 29°20′N 80°06′E / 29.33°N 80.10°E / 29.33; 80.10.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,610 metres (5,280 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Champawat had a population of 3958. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Champawat has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 67%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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