Jhalawar district is situated in Rajasthan.

The headquarter of the district is Jhalawar city.

The district is bounded on the northwest by Kota district, on the northeast by Baran district, on the east by Guna district of Madhya Pradesh state, on the south by Rajgarh and Shajapur districts of Madhya Pradesh state and on the west by Ratlam, Mandsaur and Neemuch districts of Madhya Pradesh state.