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Kakching is located in Manipur
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°29′N 93°59′E / 24.48°N 93.98°E / 24.48; 93.98Coordinates: 24°29′N 93°59′E / 24.48°N 93.98°E / 24.48; 93.98
Country  India
State Manipur
District Thoubal
Elevation 776 m (2,546 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 28,746
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kakching is a town and a municipal council in Thoubal district in the Indian state of Manipur. It is the second largest town in Thoubal district and also a sub divisional headquarters of kakching sub division and a major commercial hub in Manipur. It is situated in the southeastern part of Manipur


Kakching ( 24°29′N 93°59′E / 24.48°N 93.98°E / 24.48; 93.98.[1] )is located in the southern part of Imphal valley. It has an average elevation of 776 metres (2545 feet).

The town is about 44 km from the capital of Manipur, Imphal, and about 70 km from the border of India with Burma.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Kakching had a population of 28,746. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Kakching has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 58%. In Kakching, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

In terms of population, development and education, Kakching is the second biggest town in Thoubal district next only to Thoubal town.


The main occupation of the people of Kakching is cultivation and business.There are many self-help groups(SHGs)finance by the state government and central government.Its workers produce the highest percentage of food grains of Manipur, and hence it is known as the granary of Manipur. Because of availability of proper irrigation and canal facilities farmars are practice the double cropping. So rice, pulses,cereal, potatoes are the important production of this sub-division. Beside this hand-loom and handicraft products are highly abounded in Kakching Market.


Kakching has the highest literacy rate in the state of Manipur. It has colleges – [[Manipur University, Kha-Manipur College ]], Kakching, (Government), and Kakching Girls College (Private). There are many Higher Secondary Schools, High Schools, and several Middle and Primary Schools.There are many private schools in and around the Kakching town namely The Padma Ratna English School, the Martin grammar school, Victory high School,the Kakching public school,Grace Cottage Academy etc.

Youths of Kakching go outside the state for studies after class X, mainly after class XII. The top reasons of this is the law and order problem riddling the state. Kakching is an import town for higher studies in Indian Classical Music under the Bhatkhande Hindusthani Sangeet Mahavidyalay, the only institution in Eastern India where Indian classical music is taught up to the highest levels (Nipun). hundreds of students come from Manipur every year for further studies.

Culture and Tourism[edit]

Culturally the town is very rich in many fields such as Nat Sankritan, Meitei pung cholom, Martial Arts, Thang-Ta, Satjal, Mukna, and Kangjei. Kakching Haraoba is one of the six Lai Haraoba of Manipur. The festival haraoba is in part a recollection of the creation stories played the deities with the first origin of this universe and evolution of the plants and animals through the will of Atiya Shidaba. The People's Museum houses many ethnic and valuable items. The municipality has three cinema halls that provide daily shows. Since the rapid increase of population, the occupation of Kakching people has changed towards business, government job other many trends. The language speaking in Kakching is slightly different from the main Manipuri language in terms of the tone and style.

Recently, an eco park theme has been developed to attract the incoming tourists from different parts of the state (Eco-Park ADAM Kakching). The markets attract a variety of outsiders for their variety of products. Recently, the main attraction for the tourist is Uyok Ching (Garden).


Kakching is part of Outer Manipur (Lok Sabha constituency).It sends one MLA in the state assembly. Shri Y. Surchandra singh represents kakching assembly constituency in the 9th assembly election.[3]


Kakching is connected with Thoubal town by AH-1 and Moreh town. It also connected with chandel district headquarters by an inter-district road. Indo-Burma Sugunu road state highway connect the Sugunu town in the south and Mayang-Imphal in the north.


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