Ukhrul

Ukhrul District is bounded by Myanmar in the East, Chandel District in the South, Imphal East and Senapati Districts in the West and Nagaland State in the North. The terrain of the district is hilly with a varying heights of 913 m to 3114 m (MSL). The district HQ. Ukhrul is linked with Imphal, the state capital by a NH 150about 84 Km.

The highest peak is the Khayang peak-3114 m (MSL), though the more popularly know peak is the Shirui Kashung Peak - 2,835 m (MSL). Ukhrul, the District HQ, is 2,020 m (MSL). Most of the major rivers originate from the crevices and slopes of this Shirui Peak.

The terrain of the district is rippled with small ranges and striped by few rivers. 1. Somrah - Angkoching range, striped by Sanalok and Namba Lok; Shangshak - Phungyar range adjacent to which is the Shokvao - Mapithel - Kasom range striped by Tuyungbi and Taret Lok in the middle and Thoubal river in the West and Kachai - Hoome - Tampak Ngashan (Mahadev) range, striped by the tributaries of Thoubal river n Eastern side and Iril River in the Western side.The entire district is inhabited by different tribes. The village people are mostly engaged in Jhuming activity near the National Highway (No. 39). In some cases the shifting cultivation is practiced in small pockets keeping the adjoining area for regeneration.

The Total Geographical Area
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454400 ha.
Population
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140778 (2001 census)
Climate
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Sub-Tropical Monsoon Type
Average annual temperature
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30°C max & 3°C min
Soil
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alluvium, lateritic black regur and red ferruginous
Longitudes
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24°28/ and 25°41/ North
Latitudes
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94°45/ and 94°80/  East

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


Sl. No
Category
Area (Ha)
% to the total District Area
1.
Settlement
6569.1 
1.45 
2.
Agricultural Land
9675.02 
2.13
3.
Forest Cover
288330.98 
63.45
4.
Land with /without scrub
148347.82 
32.65
5.
Water Bodies
 
 
 
(a) Group - A
 
(b) Group - B
6.
Others
4077.08 
0.9
Source : Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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