The district of Sambhal is part of the Moradabad division in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Bahjoi town serves as its district headquarters. The districts which adjoin Sambhal are (clockwise from north) Amroha, Moradabad, Rampur, Badaun, Aligarh and Bulandshahr.

The nearest major metropolis is the Capital of India ‘New Delhi’. Sambhal lies 158.6 kilometres (98.5 mi) due east from New Delhi, past Ghaziabad, Noida and Hapur. The driving time from New Delhi is about 2 hours 40 minutes. Sambhal lies 355 km north-west from the state capital Lucknow.