Eastern Forest Division, Ukhrul District, Manipur.

The territorial area of Eastern Forest Division, Ukhrul District, is situated on the north-eastern part of Manipur State within 94°06ꞌ to 94°45ꞌ E longitude and 24°20ꞌ to 25°42ꞌ latitude.

It is bounded on the North and East by the Naga Hills, Phek District of Nagaland and Somra Tract, Sagaing, Kabaw Valley of Myanmar; on the west by Northern Forest Division, Senapati District and part of areas in Thoubal Forest Division, Thoubal District; on the South by Tengnoupal Forest Division, Chandel District (the Taret river being the boundary).

The geographical area of the Forest Division i.e. of Ukhrul District, as per District Statistical Handbook, is 4544 sq. km. The State of the Forest Report, 2011 of the FSI, Dehradun, indicated that the total area under forest cover is 3549 sq.km. - Very Dense forest- 181 sq.km.,Moderately Dense forest – 988 sq.km., open forest area of 2380 sq.km. and scrub-1 sq.km. The total area under forest cover accounts for 78.10 % of the geographical area of 4544 sq.km.

The Topography of Eastern Forest Division, Ukhrul District is hilly with elevation ranging from 388m to 2740m above msl. It is divided into three hilly regions, viz. Northern Hilly region, Eastern Hilly region and South Hilly region. The Northern Hilly region spreads over the north-western part in the F/Divison and more than half of Ukhrul Central Sub- Division. The maximum height is 2568 m above MSL near Langdang village and the minimum height is 1555 m above msl near Kharasom and Khunbi Villages. The Chamu river with another tributary the Regongariver and Akhonglok river in the northern part of the region flows toward east. The Thoubalriver which originates from the region flows towards the south. The Eastern Hilly Region, from topographical point of view spreads over the eastern parts of the Forest Division and has one hill range with maximum height of 2834 m above MSL near Khamasom village and minimum height of 453 m above MSL near Chalong Khunou village. The Chamuriver, flowing towards north, drains the northern part of the region and the southern part is drained by the Maklang river and the Tuyungbi river. These two rivers join together and flow towards east. The Southern hilly region extends over the entire south-western part of the F/Division covering parts of Kamjong-Chassad Sub-Division and whole of Phungyar- Phaisat Sub-Division. The region has 5 (five) hill ranges.