Thoubal district

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Thoubal district is one of the nine districts of Manipur state in northeastern India. This district is bounded by Senapati district on the north, Ukhrul and Chandel districts on the east, Churchandpur and Bishnupur 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.

History

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.

Geography

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...
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