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Imphal is the capital of Manipur, which has been divided into two districts, West Imphal and the East Imphal. West Imphal lies in the valley region and is a tiny plain that is surrounded by plains of other districts. West Imphal has its own natural beauty and is full of culture and rich heritage.
West Imphal lies between 24.30 degree north and 25.00 degree north latitudes and between 93.45 degree east and 94.15 degree east longitudes. The city is surrounded by other districts on all sides, with the Imphal east and the Thoubal districts to the east, Senapati districts to the North, Thoubal and Bishnupur to the south, Bishnupur and Thoubal districts to the west. The land of West Imphal is fertile and made up of alluvial soil. The main rivers that can be seen draining the west Imphal are Imphal River, Nambul River and its tributaries.
As far as progress is concerned, we can see much progress in the west Imphal as there are many industries set up here like the handloom and handicrafts, traditional cottages, small scale industries like the bed sheet, pillow cover, mosquito net, chadar, scarf, shawl etc. There are other industries like the cane industry, jewelry, bamboo industry etc. Some of the large scale industries are the spinning mill at Loitang Khunou and at Takyel that is a bicycle factory and the electronic factory that assembles TV sets.
People of West Imphal
Original Manipur is constitute around the major population and there are also migrants but in small numbers. Meiteilon is the language of West Imphal. The people here observe various festivals and cultures and wear traditional clothes during feasts. West Imphal has many kinds of cultural institutions like the Manipur Jagoi Marup, Jawaharlal Nehru dance academy etc. The people here eat rice, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish etc.
Places of interest
West Imphal is great attraction for tourists. It has various places of interest like the Shree Shree Govindjee Temple, adjoining the Palace of the Maharajas. It is a beautiful temple that has shrines of Krishna, Balaram and Jagannath on two sides of the main deity. Women's market is another unique market, were you can see tow section of market, one with fresh vegetables and fruits and the other with handlooms and household goods and is run exclusively by women. War cemeteries is another attraction, were you can see the cemeteries of the Indian and British soldiers who fought and died in World War II.
Last Updated on : 15 March 2013