Kakching Khunou is an agricultural town in Thoubal district in the Indian state of Manipur. Situated at a distance of 56 km from Imphal, it is surrounded by hillocks and agricultural land. Tarang Turel, a rivulet flowing down from the eastern hills, runs through the middle of the town serving as a natural spring. It is connected to other parts of the state by the Imphal -Sugnu state highway.
As of 2001 India census, Kakching Khunou had a population of 9314. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. It has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 48%. In Kakching Khunou, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The population of kakching Khunou was composed of 15 Yumnaks (surnames) each Yumnak settling as a group under one elder known as Piba, altogether entertwined and also intermingled with one another as up to 1886.
The pre-historic religion of the Kakchings prior to their arrival at Uripok can not be traced, but it can definitely be counted that they adopted the meitei religion before their conversion into Hinduism. In describing the Kakching Lois, Capt. E.W.Dun in his book, Gazetteer of Manipur (page 129) had quoted the writings of Sir James Johnstone in connection with their religion. The people of Kakching Khunou also worship "Ibudhou Khamlangba" and "Ibudhou Sekmai Ningthou" as their Umanglai (Forest God) which are the symbols of iron.
The nearest Post Office and Police Station are at Kakching and Waikhong respectively. There is a Branch Post Office (B.P.O.) at Kakching Khunou. The bordering villages are Waikhong, Wangoo, Wangjing Khunou, Lengangching (Lamkang Naga Village), New Chayang (Lamkang Naga Village), Aihang (Kuki Village) and Tokpaching.