The commune is located in a hilly region, in the southwestern part of Satu Mare county, bordering Salaj county. Administratively, Cehal commune is part of Cehăluţ. Cehal, Cehăluţ and the related village Orbău, are located in a hilly region, with a landscape specific to mountainous areas, with houses scattered along the valleys between the hills. Cereal cultivation, orchards and viticulture are predominant in this region.