, surrounded by Nagaland
, Assam and Mynamar, has Imphal as its capital. As it is a sensitive border area, Tourists who want to travel to Manipur require a Restricted Area Permit, which is valid for 10 days.
Literally meaning "the jeweled land", Manipur is richly endowed with natural splendor and grandeur. It has 9 districts: Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal and Ukhrul.
Agriculture is the single largest source of livelihood, for a majority of the rural masses, and the state economy also depends on it. Industry in Manipur is not very well developed. However, the state is striving towards industrialization, with the setting up of many large and small-scale industrial units. The main industries of Manipur are pharmaceuticals, steel re-rolling, plywood, bamboo chipping, cement, vanaspati and electronics and the service sector comprises of Real estate, Consultancies, Travel and Tourism, Hotel Industry and Insurance.
Last Updated on : September 24, 2014
Manipur State Information
|Date of formation||21. Jan. 1972|
|Governor||K. K. Paul (Acting Governor)|
|Chief Minister||Okram Ibobi Singh|
|Tourist attractions||Loktak Lake. Sendra Island|
|Festivals||Heikru Hitongba Boat Races, Baruni|
|Major dance and music forms||Ras Lila, Lai Haroba, Nongdai Jagoi|
|Arts and crafts||Bamboo baskets, fish traps, mats, umbrellas, musical instruments etc.|
|Languages||Manipuri, Thado, Tankhul|
|Size||22,327 sq. km|
|Population (Census 2011)||2,570,390|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries||Keibul Lamjao NP, Khonghampat Orchidarium|
|State animal||Sangai deer|
|State flower||Siroi lily|
|Major crops||Paddy, wheat, maize, pulses|
|Factoids||The Pung is the Manipuri version of the Mridanga, an ancient drum and is played during the Ras Lila.|
|Imphal has an all-women's market or Ima Keithel.|
|No. of District ||9|
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