Manipur is popularly known as the land of jewels owing to its popularity in multi-facets such as martial arts, sculpture, theatre and dance. The green picturesque locations, hilly tops, amazing wildlife, and gardens make it an exciting place to visit. The Manipur Maps would tell you that the state shares its borders with Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Upper Myanmar in all the four directions.

History of Manipur would teach one that this was a former kingdom in the 1st century of the Royal Chronicle. Then it was ruled by the British Empire and it stayed under their control for many years. The people of Manipur are known to be warm and hospitable in nature. This state has Manipuri as its popular dance form. This art form depicts the real-life story of Radha and Krishna and the love they had. Facts about Manipur states that there are 29 tribes who are different in their own religious beliefs, practices and traditions that are sacred to each clan. Also another amazing fact is that the people of Manipur are well versed in at least one form of handicraft and are highly creative in nature.

Every home in this state has a loom on its own as the people are known to have a desire to weave intrinsic materials with great style. One can find lot of handicrafts and artistic materials made with different materials such as bamboo, paper, jewelry, silk, cotton and ivory which are perfect gifts or souvenirs to be gifted to your loved ones. There are nine districts in Manipur such as Ukhrul, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Chandel, Tamenglong, Churachandpur, Tamenglong, Imphal east, and west and Senapati. The main industries of Manipur are electronics, vanaspati, cement, pharmaceuticals, bamboo chipping, plywood, and steel rolling. The rapid advancement made in the field of industrialization is much evident through the small and large scale industrial units which are newly established within a few days.

This makes the economists anticipate a further leap in the development of this state to new horizons and find its way to new international markets. Also, another advantage is that it stays well connected to major cities in Manipur and other destinations through airways and roadways. Also, the freshly laid railway tracks offer more connectivity to far more states. When planning a visit to this state during a festival, one can have a great time as each festival is celebrated with great pomp.

Manipur Map

Facts About Manipur
Area 22,347 km2
Capital Imphal
Languages Meiteilon
Literacy 79.85%
Population 2,721,756
Largest City Imphal

List of all Districts in Manipur


Code District Headquarters Population (2001) Area (km2)
BI Bishnupur Bishnupur 205,907 496
CC Churachandpur Churachandpur 228,707 4,574
CD Chandel Chandel 122,714 3,317
EI Imphal East Porompat 393,780 710
SE Senapati Senapati 379,214 3,269
TA Tamenglong Tamenglong 111,493 4,391
TH Thoubal Thoubal 366,341 514
UK Ukhrul Ukhrul 140,946 4,547
WI Imphal West Lamphelpat 439,532 519


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