The District is endowed with kaleidoscopic landscape of blue hills, green valleys, serpentine streams and rivers flowing through mountains and deep gorges. Rich varities of flora and fauna adorn the land. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and terrace cultivation is generally practiced by the people. Paddy, Maize, Cabbage, Potato, cereals are the main crops of the District. 80% of the area is covered by forest and remaining 20% is arable land.
The Senapati District is located in the northern part of Manipur. It is bounded on the east by Ukhrul District, on the west by Tamenglong District, on the north by Phek District of Nagaland and on the south by Imphal East District and Imphal West District. The District is at an altitude varying from 1061 m to 1788 m above sea level. The hills run along the north south direction and gradually slope down towards south and meet the Imphal valley.
The Senapati District was earlier known as Manipur North District which came into existence wef 14 November 1969 with its headquarters at Karong. Later the district headquarter was shifted to Senapati on 13 December 1976. The District came to be known as Senapati District wef 15 July 1983.
|Area : 3271 sq km
||Population : 379214 (2001 Census)
||Altitude : 2500 m
|Latitude : 24.37°N
||Longitude : 93.29°E to 94.15°E
||Humidity : Max # 92% Min # 76%
|Rainfall : 671 mm to 1454 mm
||Temperature : Max # 34.14°C Min # 03.36°C
||Rainy Season : June to September
|Cold Season : October to February
||High Peaks : Isii (Iso), Khouchi, Houdu, Ngapu, Koubru
||Major Rivers : Barak, Iril, Ithoi, Irang, Imphal, Lane
|Major Ethnic Communities : Mao, Maram, Poumai, Thangal, Zemai, Liangmai, Roungmei, Tangkhul, Meetei, Kuki, Nepalese, Vaiphei, Chothe, Chiru, Maring
||Lingua Franca : Manipuri
||Literacy : 45.11 %
|Educational Institution : 377 Primary Schools, 90 Middle Schools, 51 High/Hr. Sec. Schools & 3 Colleges
||Health Care Institutions : 1 District hospital, 2 CHC, 1 TB Control Centre, 1 Homeopathic Centre, 11 PHC, 64 PHSC, 2 Dispensary, 6 Dispensary under District Council
92 km of NH 39 passes through the District from the south end to the north end. I-T road, Maram-Paren road, Tadubi-Tolloi-Ukhrul road, Maram-Ngari-Kachai road, Karong-Purul-Liyai road, Senapati-Khongdei-Phaibung road are other important roads in the district.