Tamenglong is entirely composed of hills, ranges and narrow valleys. The hilltops and valley sides are dotted with small hamlets, located at strategic points.

The land was believed to have been formed due to orogenic movement during cretaceous and Eocene period. The main rock formations are sandstone, shale, schist. Due to weak and fragile nature of rocks and high gradient of the hill slopes, landslide is a common phenomenon in the whole district in rainy season.

Tamenglong HQ can be reached through Roadways. From Imphal (State Capital) three buses depart at 6.00 am weekdays (except Sunday) to reach Tamenglong the same afternoon.

The people of the district depend on jhum practice by cultivating maize, paddy, millets, sweet potato, ginger, cotton, jute etc, for survival. Most of the good vegetation of mixed bamboo and mixed forest are being cleared for jhum cultivation. Due to the increase in population the jhum cycle is reduced from 5-7 years to 4-5 years, thus reducing the evergreen forests into barren rocky lands or degrade secondary vegetation.

The Total Geographical Area
439100 ha
111499 (2001 census)
Humid Sub-Tropical Type
25°7' to 25°27' North
93°10' E' to 93° 42' E

Major Land Use / Land Cover Categories(1989-90 )

Sl. No
Area (Ha)
% to the total District Area
1. Settlement 4225  0.96
2. Agricultural Land 6907.89 1.57
3. Forest Cover 270223.87 61.54
4. Land with /without scrub 154192.72 35.12
5. Water Bodies    
  (a) Group - A 55.63 0.01
  (b) Group - B
6. Others 3359.78 0.77
Source : Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre






















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