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Manipur is a state in Northeast India. This is one of the famous states in the northeast region. It is a famous tourist attraction because of its sceneric beauty. It is a small state which covers almost 22,327 sq km of area. It has a population of almost 3 million. It is called crossroads to Asian subcontinents and helps in cultural exchange. It is also connected to southeast Asia which enables migration of people of different cultures and religions. The given article provides facts and Current Affairs about Manipur. Aspirants applying for state-level jobs in Manipur can have a look at this article.

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History

Manipur state was a princely state under British rule in 1891. In 1956, Manipur was made a union territory and a full-fledged state in 1972. The first CM of Manipur was Mairembam Koireng Singh. In Manipur ruled by Kulachandra Singh: (1890–1891), Churachandra Singh: (1891–1941), Bodhchandra Singh: (1941–1949).

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 21 January 1972
2. Capital Formation 1972
3. Largest city Imphal
4. Also Known as “the land of jewels”
5. Ruled By The Kangleipak Kingdom,
6. Major Historical Events During the 2nd World War, Manipur was the scene of battles between Japanese and Allied forces. The Japanese forces were beaten back before the Allies could enter Imphal.

Geographical Structure

It is situated on a northeastern part of the country.

S.No Description Summary
1 Total Area 22,327 km2(8,621 sq mi)
2 Population 2,855,794
3 The Rank of the state
  • Area Rank:-24th
  • Population Rank:-24th
4 Population Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
5 State Bounded By
  • Nagaland (north)
  • Mizoram (south)
  • Assam (west)
  • Myanmar (east)
6 Soil 
  • Red ferruginous soil
  • Alluvium soil
7 Minerals
  • Chromite
  • Limestone
  • Serpentinites
8 Major Crops
  • Teak
  • Pine
  • Oak
  • Uningthou
  • Leihao
  • bamboo
  • Cane
  • Rubber
  • Tea,
  • Coffee
  • Orange
  • Cardamom
9 Forest Area 17,346 sq. km.
10. Climate mostly tropical with an alpine climate
11 Major Flora
12 Major Fauna 
  • Hoolock
  • Gibbon
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Slow Loris
  • Spotted Linshang
  • Barbacked Pheasant
  • Burmese Peafowl
  • Blyth’s Tragopan

National Parks in Manipur

National Park Area
Keibul Lamjao National Park 40 km2
Sirohi National Park 41.80 km2

Administrative Structures

S.NO. DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
1. Capital Imphal
2. Administrative HQ Imphal West
3. Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh
4. Governers Padmanabha Acharya
5. State Animal Sangai
6. State Bird Mrs Hume’s pheasant
7. State Flower Siroi lily
8. State Tree Toona
9. No. of Districts 16
10. No. of Sub-Divisions 38
11. Loksabha Seats 2
12. Rajyasabha Seats 1
13. Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) N/A
14. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 60
15. Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar
16. Official Language Manipuri(Meitei)
17. Time Zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
18. Major Airport Tulihal International Airport
19. Railway Stations Imphal railway station
20. International Borders Myanmar
21. Judiciary Manipur High Court
22. Postal Code Different according to Location
23. Seal

Manipur seal
Manipur seal

Religion

Religion Percentage
Hinduism (41.39%)
Christianity (41.29%)
Islam (8.40%)
Sanamahism (7.78%)
Buddhism (0.25%)
Others (1.14%)

Museums

Museum Location
Manipur State Museum Imphal
Sekta Archaeological Living Museum- Imphal

Arts & Culture

Manipur has a very rich cultural heritage, compounded by the contributions of successive dynasties, which have fostered various religions and philosophies that, in turn, have influenced literature, architecture, folklore, music, painting, and other arts.

S.No Description Summary
1 Folk Dance
  • Manipuri
  • Nupa
  • Pung Cholam
  • Khamba Thoibi
  • Dhol Cholam
  • Manipuri Raas Leela
2 Music
  • Khullong Ishei
  • Pena Ishei
  • Lai Haraoba Ishei
3 Major Festival
  • Chavang kut
  • Chumpha
  • Gaan-Ngai
  • Cheiraoba
4 Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Nga-thongba (fish curry),
  • Ooti (a typical Manipuri vegetarian dish),
  • Chagem pomba (made with fermented soya, mustard leaves)
  • Chamthong or kangshoi
5 Traditional Dress Men

  • Dhoti,
  • Jacket
  • White Pagri or turban.

Women

  • Innaphi
  • Sarong

Temples

Temple Location
Govindajee Temple Imphal
Shree Gopinath Mandir Manipur
Leimapokpam Keirungba temple Imphal
Lord Krishna temple Imphal at Brahmpur Guru Aribam Leikai,
Lord Sanamahi temple Imphal town
Hanuman and Mahabali temple Imphal
Nityananda and Narasimha temple Manipur
Radha Krishnachandra-ISKCON temple Imphal

Economy

S.No Description Summary
1 State GDP ₹23,048 crore(2017-18)
2 Growth rate 12.03 %(2014)
3 Per capita income Rs 47,453/- (2017)
4 GDP per capita rank 31st
5 Major Industries
  • Handlooms,
  • Handicrafts,
  • Sericulture,
  • Food processing,
  • Bamboo processing,
  • Information Technology,
  • Hydropower,
  • Tourism
  • Mineral-based products.
6 Major Imports
  • Cement
  • Stone chip
  • Hilsa
7 Major exports
  • limestones
  • Tea
  • Coal

Education

Manipur has one of the educated states in India. Literacy rank of manipur is 16th in all India. The state has a large number of schools and educational institutions, nearly half of which are managed by the government; the remainder is operated by local boards and private bodies. Compulsory free primary education is provided in most towns and villages.

Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate  76.94%
2. Male 83.58 %
Female 70.26 %
5. Affiliation Board CBSE, ICSE, BSEM
6. No. of University  10 Approx
6. Colleges in Karnataka 50 (Engineering, Law, Medical etc)

Educational Institutions

Category Link
Medical Colleges in Manipur Click Here
Dental Colleges in Manipur Click Here
BHMS Colleges in Manipur Click Here
AYUSH Colleges in Manipur Click Here
BUMS Colleges in Manipur Click Here
Veterinary Colleges in Manipur Click Here
Physiotherapy Colleges in Manipur Click Here
Law Colleges in Manipur Click Here
B.Ed Colleges in Manipur Click Here
Nursing Colleges in Manipur Click Here

Tribes

  •  Meitei
  • Pangans (Manipuri Muslims)
  •  Naga tribes,
  • Kuki/Zo tribes

Rivers

  • Barak River
  •  Manipur River
  • Imphal River
  • Iril River
  • Nambul River
  • Sekmai River
  • Chakpi River
  • Thoubal River
  • Khuga River

Heritage Sites

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places
  • Imphal
  • Ukhrul
  • Bishnupur
  • Thoubal
  • Chandel
  • Senapati
  • Tamenglong
  • Churachandpur
2 Major Monuments
  • Temple of Vishnu
  • Chothe Thangwai Pakhangba
  • Shrine of Lord Wangbrel(Wangpurel)
  • Pond of Lord Wangbrel
  • Boulder of Lord Wangbrel(Wangpurel)
  • Megalithic Site
  • Chibu Stone Inscriptions
  • Sekta-Kei Mound
  • Kangla Fort
  • Red Hill Lokpaching
  • Khangkhui Cave
  • Tharon cave

Famous Persons

Freedom Fighter
  • Rani Gaidinliu
Celebrity
  • Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi
  • Abenao Elangbam
  • Sabitri Heisnam
  • Bala Hijam
  • Tara
Writer
  • Anganghal
  • Imasi Binodini
  • kalachand Sastri
  • kalachand Sastri
  • Samarendra
Poet  

  • Ningombam Bupenda Meitei
  • Angom Gopi
  • Khwairakpam Chaoba
  • Ram Prasad Bismil
  • Ningombam Bupenda Meitei
  • Robin Ngangom
  • Irom Chanu Sharmila
  • Robin S Ngangom
Journalists 1. Irom Chanu Sharmila
Sportsman
  • Mary Kom
  • Kunjarani Devi
  • Sarita Devi
  • Sanjita Chanu
  • Devendro Singh
  • Dingko Singh
  • Mirabai Chanu
  • Kalpana Devi
  • Boithang Haokip
Padma Shri
  • Sougaijam Thanil Singh
  • Ms Bombayla Devi Laishram

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