Kangpokpi District in the state of Manipur is a newly created district by the Government of Manipur vide Govt. notifiation No.16/20/2016-R dated 08-12-2016 and subsequent corrigendum dated 14-12-2016 of Secretariat; Revenue Department, Govt. of Manipur. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Manipur on the 15th December, 2016. It is inhabited by multi- ethnic groups with inherent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, mainly, the indegenous Kukis, Nagas, Nepalis and meiteis. The administration of Kangpokpi District is headed by the Deputy Commissioner, Kangpokpi.
Kangpokpi District Headquarter is situated at Kangpokpi Town which is at an altitude of 992 metres from Mean Sea Level and at a distance of about 45 kms from the state capital, Imphal. Kangpokpi District comprises of mainly Nine (9) sub-divisions viz, Kangpokpi, Saitu-Gamphazol, Saikul, Kangchup-Geljang, Bungte-Chiru, Island, Champhai and Lhungtin. These nine (9) Sub-Divisions boundaries form the boundary extent of Kangpokpi District. The area of the district is approximately 1698 Sq.Kms and comprises of 534 census villages and some hamlets. The population of the whole of Kangpokpi District as per Census 2011 is 1,93,744 comprising of 98,908 males and 94,836 females.
Kangpokpi District has an autonomous district council, by name, Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council headed by its Chairman with 24 elected MDCs and 2 nominated MDCs.