District Profile

The Chandel District (formerly known as Tengnoupal District) came into existence on May 13, 1974. The District lies in the south-eastern part of Manipur at 24o40' N Latitude and 93o50' E Longitude. It is the border district of the state with an area of 3,313 sq. km. Its neghbors are Myanmar (erstwhile Burma) on the south, Ukhrul district on the east, Churachandpur district on the south and west, and Thoubal district on the north. It is about 64 km. away from Imphal. The National Highway No. 39 passes through this district.

The district is inhabited by several communities. It is sparsely inhabited by about 20 different tribes. They are scattered all over the district. Prominent tribes in the district are Anal, Lamkang, Kuki, Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Thadou, Paite, Maring and Zou etc. There are also other communities like Meiteis, and Muslims (Meitei Pangal) in small numbers as compared to the tribes. Non-Manipuris like Nepalis, Tamils, Bengalis, Punjabis and Biharis are also settled in this district.

The Moreh town, the international trade centre of the state, lies on the southernmost part of the district. When the Trans-Asian Super Highway comes into existence, Chandel district will be one of the gateways to the Asian countries.

Even though considered as one of the backward districts, Chandel is not left behind when the safety of the nation comes. The names of Chara Nicholas Mayon, S. Gemithang, and NL Benaingvir Mayon, who sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War, included in the list of Matryrs of India, will always be remembered by one and all.

Population as per Census 2011

[Source: Census Operations in Manipur]

Census Male Female Total Density per sq. km
2001 59,741 58,586 118,327 36
2011 74.579 69.603 144.182 43

Literacy Rate

Census Male Female Total
2001 64.30 48.00 56.20
2011 77.93 63.26 70.85

Child Population [0-6 years] for Census 2011

Male Female Total
8,595 7,901 16,496
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