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Pherzawl District Profile

Pherzawl District is located in the southern part of the state of Manipur. It is bounded on the east by Churachandpur District; on the north by Tamenglong District; on the west by the Cachar District of Assam and on the South by Sinlung Hills, Mizoram. Pherzawl District is located between 93° 11′ 16.0440′ East Longitude and 24° 15′ 43.0524′ North Latitude and is in the southern part of Manipur state. Pherzawl District has approximately 200 villages, according to the government’s record.

District Headquarters:

The Pherzawl District came into existence on 8 December 2016, with its headquarters at Pherzawl.


Pherzawl is connected with the state capital Imphal via roads. A bus service to Pherzawl was flagged off by Chief Minister N Biren Singh on June 25, 2017.

Climate and Geography:

The district is under humid subtropical climate. The soil is moderately fertile with clay loam soil with little patches of clay and loam. The temperature ranges from a minimum of 3.4 °C (38.1 °F) to a maximum of 34.1 °C (93.4 °F). The annual rainfall ranges from 670 to 1,450 mm (26.4 to 57.1 in). The elevation of the District is 1037 meters or 3,402 feet.

About 80% of the land area is covered by forest while the remaining 20% is utilized for cultivation. Rice, Maize and Ginger are the district’s major crops. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people.

Administrative divisions:

The district is divided into 4 sub-divisions:

  1. Pherzawl Sub-Division
  2. Parbung Sub-Division
  3. Thanlon Sub-Division
  4. Vangai Range Sub-Division


The literacy rate in Pherzawl District is 72%. 1131 out of total 1558 population are educated here.

Among males, the literacy rate is 73% as 598 males out of total 818 are literate while female literacy rate is 72% as 533 out of total 740 females are literate.


Some of the main tribes living in the hill district are Hmar, Gangte, Paite, Simte, Thadou (Kuki), Vaiphei, Zou and others.


Agriculture is the main occupation of the people. They cultivate crops like rice, ginger, chilli, maize and other crops. Some of them are engaged in animal rearing as well.