Churachandpur district 
|Named for||Churachand Singh, the King of Manipur Kingdom|
|• Total||4,750 km2 (1,830 sq mi)|
|• Rank||1 (of 9)|
|914.4 m (3,000.0 ft)|
|• Rank||5 (of 9)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|• Percent of state||9.97%|
|• Literacy Rate||84.29% (Rank 2/9)|
|• Literacy by gender|
|• Official||Meitei (Manipuri)[a]|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
795128, 795006 (New Lamka)
|Vehicle registration||MN 02|
|Sex ratio||969 females per 1000 males|
Churachandpur District (Meitei pronunciation: /tʃʊraːˌtʃaːnɗpʊr/), is one of the 16 districts of the Indian state of Manipur that covers an area of 4,750 square kilometres (1,830 sq mi). It is named after the Meitei King Churachand Singh, the Maharaja of Manipur Kingdom. Churachandpur district which was previously known as Manipur South District came into existence in the year 1969 along with the district reorganization of Manipur. The district headquarters is located in the town of Churachandpur, which is also locally known by the name Lamka.
|2011 Churachandpur district (includes present Pherzawl district)|
Source: Census of India
As of the 2011 Census of India, Churachandpur district had a population of 274,143, roughly equal to that of Barbados. This gives it a ranking of 575th in India (out of a total of 640 districts). It has a population density of 60 inhabitants per square kilometre (160/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 20.29%. Churachandpur has a sex ratio of 975 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.29%. Most of the people who live in the district are Kuki people.
There are three census towns in Churachandpur District:
District Hospital Churachandpur is located within Lamka-Churachandpur town. Initially it was a dispensary with few staffs and in the year 1968 it became a 50 bedded Civil Hospital which was inaugurated by Shri Baleswar Prasad, Chief Commissioner of Manipur on 8/6/1968. The hospital was extended with another 50 bedded new building inaugurated on 17 May 1985 by the Medical Minister Shri T. Phungzathang Tonsing and became a 100 bedded one. The present Building OPD block was inaugurated on 31/05/2002 and O.T wing on 23/12/2013 and lastly the Trauma Centre on 19/07/2014 by the Hon’ble Chief Minister in presence of Health Minister and Industries Minister. The Government of Manipur approved upgrading the hospital to 200 bedded ward and start the process of making it a Hill Medical College under the leadership of Hon’ble Medical Minister.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Churachandpur one of the country's most impoverished districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the three districts in Manipur currently[when?] receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF).
The location is north of Tropic of Cancer in northern hemisphere, it has summer season in March, April and May with warm, hot and sunny weather. Rainy season starts April and last till October. The winter season is cool and dry.
|Climate data for Churachandpur|
Nearest airport from Churachandpur is Imphal Airport at Imphal which is about 60 Km. However, during the 2023 Manipur violence, Imphal Airport was considered dangerous for some, and so the alternative route out was a 380 km, 14-hour drive to Aizawl.
The major private television channels/cables are Angels Vision Digital Cable, Hornbill Cable Network, TC Network and Tullou TV.
Administration is carried out by the Deputy Commissioners or District Magistrates with support of the District level officer and Block Development officers. The district collector office is located at Tuibong/Tuibuang Town.
The administrative setup of Churachandpur District.
At the district level there is the Churachandpur Autonomous District Council created by "The Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act, 1971,” passed by Parliament. The Autonomous District Council is to administer areas which have been given autonomy within the states under Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils Act, 1971. In accordance with this Act Autonomous (Hill) District Council is empowered to maintain and manage of property: movable and immovable, and institutions under their jurisdiction. Churachandpur Autonomous District Council has 24 constituencies.
Barbados 286,705 July 2011 est.