The Qualla Boundary (The Qualla) is the territory where the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reside in western North Carolina.
The main part of the Qualla Boundary lies in eastern Swain County and northern Jackson County (just south of Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There are many smaller non-contiguous sections to the southwest in Cherokee County and Graham County in North Carolina. A small part of the main reservation extends eastward into Haywood County. The total land area of these parts is 213.934 km² (82.6 sq mi), with a 2000 census resident population of 8,092 people.