is one of the nine districts
state in northeastern India
. This district is bounded by Senapati district
on the north, Ukhrul
districts on the east, Churchandpur
districts on the south and Imphal West
and Imphal East
districts on the west. The district occupies an area of 519 km². The population of the district is 3,94,140 (2001 census). Thoubal
town is the district headquarters. This district is known for Khongjom, where the last battle of the independence of Manipur was fought in April, 1891 against the British army.
In May, 1983, this district came into existence, when Thoubal sub-division of the erstwhile Manipur Central District (later Imphal district) with all its administrative units was transferred to form a new district. Later, in November, 1983, Thoubal district was divided into Thoubal and Kakching sub-divisions comprising Kakching and Waikhong Tahsils.
The district occupies the larger part of the eastern half of the Manipur Valley. The shape of the district is an irregular triangler with its base facing north. It lies between 23º 45' - 24°45' North latitudes and 93°45' - 94°15' East longitudes. Its average elevation is about 790 m above the sea level. The district is dotted by a few hillocks and hills of low heights. Of these, Punam hill has an elevation of 1009 m above the sea level.
Rivers and lakes
The Imphal and the Thoubal are the most significant rivers that flow through the... Read More