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A brief Note About Manipur

Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. Its people include the Meetei, Pangal, Naga, Kuki, and Mizo, who speak different languages of branches of the Tibeto-Burman family. The state is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma lies to the east. It covers an area of 22,347 square kilometres (8,628 sq mi).

Basic Information’s about Manipur.

Area : 22, 327

Population : 27.21 Lakh (2011 Census)

Capital : Imphal

State Language : Manipuri

State Emblem : Kangla Sha

State Animal : Sangai (Rucervus eldii eldii)

State Bird : Nongyeen (Syrmaticus humiae humiae)

State Flower : Siroi Lily (Lilium mackliniae)

State Tree : Uningthou (Phoebe hainensiana)

State Game : Sangol Kangjei (Manipuri Polo)

Districts : 9 - Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal West, Imphal East, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal & Ukhrul

Altitude : 790 mtrs. above MSL (Imphal)

Latitude : 23.83º N to 25.68º N

Longitude : 93.03º E to 94.78º E

Rainfall : 1467.5 mm (average)

Rainy season : May to October

Literacy Rate : 68.87%

Scheduled Tribes : 33 (Recognised by Government)

Assembly constituencies: 60 -  (40 General, 19 ST, 1 SC)

Parliamentary Constituencies : 2 - nner and Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituencies.


Manipur the Land of vibrant Arts and Culture:

A brief about Manipur’s Rich Arts and Culture: Manipuri Classical Dance one of the renowned Classical Dances of India presented through Raas Leela. Apart from the Classical Dance Manipuri is equally endowed with its Folk Dances, performing Arts and the different tribal dance of the various communities.

Manipur: The Sport Power House of India.

Manipur is the Sports Power House of India producing famous pugilist Mary Kom and others like Dingko, Sarita etc. The Players of Manipur not only brought laurels to the Country in various International events like Olympic, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games but also Manipur has been dominating the National Games event by getting the largest Medal Tally.

Display of Olympians and famous sports personalities of Manipur along with Sports Infrastructure (Khuman Lampak Sporting Complex.)

Manipur the land with Gifted Artisans:

Manipur is also equally gifted in terms of Handloom and Handicrafts which is also one of the largest livelihood generations after Agriculture. Crafts such as Kouna Crafts, Cane and Bamboo and Handloom have the potential for International Market.

Manipur gave the Game of Polo to the world.

Manipur is the birth place of the Game of polo which is locally known as Sagol kangjei.

Manipur a land of famous personalities:

Manipur has produced famous personalities in the field arts and Culture and Theatre. Ratan Thiyam an Internationally acclaimed Threatre personality revered by various theatre personalities around the world.


For More information about Manipur

Visit Official Web Page of Manipur Government





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