Bhandara district is a district in the state of Maharashtra. The district headquarters is located at Bhandara. The district occupies an area of 3890 sq km and has a population of 1,135,835 (as per 2001 census). It is also called as the 'District of Lakes'. This district is also famous for the Ordnance Factory Bhandara Estate which is popularly known as Jawaharnagar colony.
Bhandara district was formed in 1821. On 1 May 1999, the erstwhile Bhandara district was bifurcated and a new district, Gondia came in to existence. Bhandara district consists two sub-divisions, which are further divided into seven talukas. Bhandara sub-division is divided into four talukas namely Bhandara, Tumsar, Pauni and Mohadi. Sakoli sub-division is divided into three talukas namely Sakoli, Lakhani and Lakhandur.
There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Tumsar, Bhandara (SC) and Sakoli. All of these are part of Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constiteuncy.