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| Last Updated:: 29/08/2015

Imphal (West)

The Imphal West District falls in the Category of Manipur valley region. It is a tiny plain at the centre of Manipur surrounded by Plains of other districts. Imphal City, the State Capital is the nodal functional centre of this District. It is surrounded by Senapati District on the north, on the east by Imphal East and Thoubal districts, on the south by Thoubal and Bishnupur Districts, and on the west by Senapati and Bishnupur Districts.

The district enjoys comfortable temperature throughout the year; not very hot in summer and not very cold in winter. Over all the climatic condition of the district is salubriousness and monsoon tropical. The whole district is under the influence of the monsoons characterized by hot and humid rainy seasons during the summer, and cool and dry seasons during the winter. Temperature ranges from minimum of 0o C to maximum of 36oC. the average annual rainfall based on the meteorological data published for the years 1991-99 is 1259.5 mm.

The valley area of Imphal West district is fertile land and is mainly made up of alluvial soil of recent origin. Main rivers running through the Imphal west plain are Imphal river and Nambul river.

The Total Geographical Area
120100 ha
5,14,683 (2011 Census)
93°45` E To 94°15` E
24°30` N To 25°N
Average Temperature

Major Land Use / Land Cover Categories(1989-90 )
Sl. No
Area (Ha)
% to the total District Area
1. Settlement 20735.9  39.12 
2. Agricultural Land 60616.8  114.37 
3. Forest Cover 14673.1  27.69 
4. Land with /without scrub 12486.7  23.56 
5. Water Bodies    
  (a) Group - A 1629.9  3.08 
  (b) Group - Be20">(b) Group - B 6687   12.62 
6. Others 3270.6  6.17

Source : Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre