Imphal East is one of the 9 districts of Manipur state in northeastern India. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district in the state, after Imphal West.
Imphal East District came into existence on 18-06-1997 with its headquarters at Porompat occupying the eastern part of Imphal District. The District is situated in two separate valleys of the state namely Central Valley and Jiribam Valley. The total area of District is 469.44 km2. approximately. The District is situated at an altitude 790 metres above the M.S. Level. The climate of the District is salubrious and Monsoon is tropical. The minimum temperature goes down to 0.6degree Celsius in winter and 41 degree Celsius in summer. It has no rail network and hence communication is entirely dependent on roads except Jiribam Sub-Division bordering Cachar District of Assam where there is a railhead. The District is connected with N.H. 39, N.H. 53 and N.H. 150.
According to the 2011 census Imphal East district has a population of 452,661, roughly equal to the nation of Malta. This gives it a ranking of 551st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 638 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,650/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.63%. Imphal East has a sex ratio of 1011 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 82.81%
There are two tourist home in the district, one is at Kaina and another at Jiribam. In the district, the natural beauty of Poirou Pat rounded with the small hillock is beyond description. Shree-Shree Govindajee Temple, a beautiful golden temple located in the palace compound is still shining here. The two war Cemeteries that maintained by British war grave commission might be attractive to the tourists. In addition to this there is a temple at Kaina a holy place of the Hindu. Besides, Hanuman Temple at Mahabali is a pre-historical place in the State. Manipur is famous for its scenic beauty, enchanting landscape, salubrious climate and rich cultural heritage which has a great potential for development of tourism.