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| Last Updated:: 02/09/2015


Ukhrul District is bounded by Myanmar in the East, Chandel District in the South, Imphal East and Senapati Districts in the West and Nagaland State in the North. The terrain of the district is hilly with a varying heights of 913 m to 3114 m (MSL). The district HQ. Ukhrul is linked with Imphal, the state capital by a NH 150about 84 Km.

The highest peak is the Khayang peak-3114 m (MSL), though the more popularly know peak is the Shirui Kashung Peak - 2,835 m (MSL). Ukhrul, the District HQ, is 2,020 m (MSL). Most of the major rivers originate from the crevices and slopes of this Shirui Peak.

The terrain of the district is rippled with small ranges and striped by few rivers. 1. Somrah - Angkoching range, striped by Sanalok and Namba Lok; Shangshak - Phungyar range adjacent to which is the Shokvao - Mapithel - Kasom range striped by Tuyungbi and Taret Lok in the middle and Thoubal river in the West and Kachai - Hoome - Tampak Ngashan (Mahadev) range, striped by the tributaries of Thoubal river n Eastern side and Iril River in the Western side.The entire district is inhabited by different tribes. The village people are mostly engaged in Jhuming activity near the National Highway (No. 39). In some cases the shifting cultivation is practiced in small pockets keeping the adjoining area for regeneration.

The Total Geographical Area
454400 ha.
1,83,115 (2011 census)
Sub-Tropical Monsoon Type
Average annual temperature
30°C max & 3°C min
alluvium, lateritic black regur and red ferruginous
24°28/ and 25°41/ North
94°45/ and 94°80/  East

Major Land Use / Land Cover Categories(1989-90 )
Sl. No
Area (Ha)
% to the total District Area
1. Settlement 6569.1  1.45 
2. Agricultural Land 9675.02  2.13
3. Forest Cover 288330.98  63.45
4. Land with /without scrub 148347.82  32.65
5. Water Bodies    
  (a) Group - A
  (b) Group - Be20">(b) Group - B
6. Others 4077.08  0.9

Source : Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre