About District

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 w.e.f 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 w.e.f 15 July 1983.

The District is endowed with kaleidoscopic landscape of blue hills, green valleys, serpentine streams and rivers flowing through mountains and deep gorges. Rich varieties 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.

General Information of Senapati is as follows:-

  • Area

    3271 sq km

  • Population

    479148(Male:247323 Female:231825) (2011 Census)

  • Altitude

    1400 m

  • Latitude


  • 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, Zeme, Liangmai, Roungmei, Tangkhul, Meetei, Kuki, Nepalese, Vaiphei, Chothe, Chiru, Maring

  • Lingua Franca


  • Literacy

    63.60 %

  • Educational Institutions

    632 Primary Schools, 110 Primary with Upper Primary,19 Primary with Upper Primary & Secondary/Higher Secondary, 15 Upper Primary only, 2 Upper Primary with Secondary/Higher Secondary, 93 Primary with Upper primary & secondary, 2 Upper primary with Secondary, 8 Secondary. only ,5 Higher Secondary Schools & 3 Colleges

  • Health Care Institutions

    1 District hospital, 2 Community Health Centre, 1 TB Control Centre, 1 Homeopathic Centre, 14 Primary Health Centre, 66 Primary Health Sub Centre, 4 Dispensary under District Council

  • Agriculture

    66.43% of the land area is covered by forest while the rest 20% are utilized for cultivation. Rice, Maize, Potato, Cabbage and cereals are the major produces of the district. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and terrace cultivation is generally practice by the people.

  • Roads

    92 km of NH 2 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.