Chandel District

Population: 144,028 (2011)

State: Manipur

Language: Meiteilon, Aimol

Headquarters: Chandel


Date of Formation: Chandel District was created on 13th May 1974.

Area: 3313 square kilometers

Density of Population: 43 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 70.85 % - Male: 77.93 %, Female: 63.26 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:932


Boundaries of Chandel District


North: Ukhrul District and Thoubal District, Manipur

South and East: Myanmar

West: Churachandpur District, Manipur


Chandel District Average Rainfall: 2612.7 mm 

Chandel District Average Temperature in Summer: 20.84 deg C 

Chandel District Average Temperature in Winter: 12.38 deg C





Major Rivers: Akonglong River, Chamu, Chingai, Yu River, Maklang, Tuyonbi, Tareklok, Lokchao, Lalimlok, Tuiyang, Manipur River, Imphal, Iril, Nambul, Sekmai

Sub Divisions: Moreh, Chandel, Chakpikarong, Machi

Assembly Constituencies: Tengnoupal, Chandel


Chandel District Nearby Attractions


1. Chakpikarong

2. Moreh

3. Yangoupokpi Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary


Chandel District Facts: This district was formerly known as Tengnoupal District. It was renamed Chandel District in 1983. This is one of the three most backward districts in Manipur that is receiving funds from Backward Regions Grant Fund Program. This is the second least populous district in Manipur after Tamenglong. NH 39 passes through this district.


Major Agricultural Products: Rice, soybean, mustard, wheat, brad bean, sesame


What is Chandel District Famous For: Rich Wildlife


Flora: Anisomeles Indica, Anotis Foetida, Areca Catechu, Brucea Javanica, Crasscephalum Crepidiodes


Fauna: Hoolock Gibbon, pheasant, Burmese peafowl, jungle fowls, Himalayan black bear, bison


Languages: Mate, Aimol, Anal


Folk Arts: Paite Dance, Dak Lam, Jangta Lam, Phit Lam, Ton Lam, Silam Lam


People From Chandel District: Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Anal, Lamkang, Kuki, Thadou, Paite, Maring, Zou


Chandel District Pin Codes

Last Updated : Sunday Jun 10 , 2012


Places in Chandel District