ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024


The Thoubal District covering an area of 514 sq. km. is situated in the state of Manipur. It is bounded by Imphal district on the north, by Ukhrul and Chandel districts on the east, by Chandel and Churachandpur districts on the south and by the districts of Imphal and Bishnupur on the west. The district of Thoubal, which occupies the bigger portion of the eastern half of the Manipur Valley, takes the shape of an irregular and triangular with its base facing north. Although the district is a part of the valley, the area of the district is not entirely plain. Many rivers flow through the district and many lakes dot its surface. In fact, all important lakes of Manipur, with the exception of Loktak, are in this district. Through the district runs an international road that leads to Myanmar (Burma) via Moreh and Tammu. The district came into existence in May, 1983.   The district has two community development blocks one within each sub-division, each block coinciding with its respective sub-divisional areas minus the statutorily notified urban portion. It has 9 main towns. namely, Lilong ( Thoubal ), Thoubal,Yairipok, Shikhong Sekmai, Wangjing, Heirok, Kakching, Kakching Khunou and Sugnu and a part of Samurou whose major portion is in the Imphal District. Thoubal and Kakching are Municipalities

The Total Geographical Area
50700 ha
4,20,517 (2011 Census)
93°45' E to 94°15' E
23° 45' N to 24°45' N
790 m (MSL)

Major Land Use / Land Cover Categories(1989-90 )
Sl. No
Area (Ha)
% to the total District Area
1. Settlement 6569.1   12.96  
2. Agricultural Land 9675.02  19.08 
3. Forest Cover 288330.98  568.7  
4. Land with /without scrub 148347.82  292.6 
5. Water Bodies    
  (a) Group - A
  (b) Group - Be20">(b) Group - B 0  
6. Others 4077.08  8.04 

Source : Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre