Chandel district or formerly known as Tengnoupal district is one of the districts of Manipur state in northeastern India. Administrative headquarters of the district is Chandel town.
Geography of Chandel
Chandel district shares common borders with Myanmar (erstwhile Burma) on the south side, Churachandpur district on the south and west side, Ukhrul district on the east side and Thoubal district on the north side.
Latitude of Chandel city : 24 dge 40' N
Longitude of Chandel city : 93 deg 50' E
About Chandel District
Chandel District (formerly known as Tengnoupal District) came into existence on May 13th, 1974. This district is located in the south-eastern part of Manipur. Moreh town, the international trade center of the state lies on the southernmost part of the District.
Culture of Chandel District
Chandel District is inhabited by several communities. It is sparsely inhabited by about 20 different tribes. Prominent tribes in the district are Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Anal, Lamkang, Kuki, Thadou, Paite, Maring and Zou etc. Different type of dance like Paite Dance (Dak Lam, Jangta Lam, Phit Lam, Ton Lam, and Silam Lam) , Thadou Kuki Dance, Thadou Kuki Dance very famous in this district.
Sub-division in Chandel District
In Chandel District there is 4 sub-division
Cities and Towns in Chandel District
Tourist Place in Chandel District
Economy of Chandel District
Forest by-products, cereal crops, small-scale and cottage industries mould the economy of Chandel.