Facts about Manipur


Manipur is a state in North East India which became a full fledged state in March 1972. The state is surrounded with natural beauty. It is known as “Switzerland of India”. The climate is pleasant and is a major tourist destination in India.

Capital City: The capital city of Manipur is Imphal. Imphal is the most important city in Manipur state.


Surroundings: Manipur is surrounded by Nagaland, Mizoram, Burma and Assam and in the north, south, east and west respectively.

Ethnic Group: The people of primary ethnic group, Meetai, form nearly 60 percent of the total population. Other ethnic groups are Naga, Pangal, Kuki, etc. also exists.

Tibeto-Burman Origin: The origin of most of the tribes in Manipur is Tibeto-Burman.


Most Spoken language: The most spoken language in Manipur is Meeteilon.

Festivals: Ningol Chakouba, Kut, Kang (Rath Yatra of Manipur), Heikru Hidongba and Lai haraoba, etc. are the major Festivals.

Major River Basins: (a) Barak Valley (b) Yu River Basin, (c) Manipur River Basin, and (d) parts of the Lanye River Basin.


Largest River: The Barak River is the largest river in Manipur.

Polo: Game Polo is said to have originated from Manipur. The British made this game very popular.

Connectivity: Imphal is well connected with Guwahati, Silchar and Kolkata by Air. The nearest railway station is Dimapur.

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