Map of Manipur

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Manipur lies in the northeastern part of India. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Assam to the west, and Mizoram to the southwest. The state also touches an international border with Myanmar (Burma), Sagaing Region to the east, and Chin State to the south The formation of Manipur as a state took place on January 21, 1972.

As it is a sensitive border area, Tourists who want to travel to Manipur require a Restricted Area Permit.

Manipur spreads across a total area of 22,327 km2 (8,621 sq mi). The state ranks 23rd in terms of area amongst the states and union territories of the country. Its population recorded 2,855,794 (as per the 2011 census). The population density of the state was 130/km2 (330/sq mi) (as per the 2011 census). Manipur is in the 23rd rank regarding population in the country.

The meaning of Manipur is the land of jewels. It is replete with natural splendor and grandeur. It has 16 districts: Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Ukhrul, Kangpokpi, Tengnoupal, Pherzawl, Noney, Kamjong, Jiribam, Kakching.

The eye-catching gorgeous rivers of the tiny state Manipur play a significant role in its topography. It is a land of several rivers, and the breathtaking streams of the river adorn Manipur even more. Some of the prominent rivers of the state are- Barak River, Imphal River, and many more.


The economy of Manipur mainly depends on agriculture, industries, tourism sector. The climate and soil conditions of the state are ideal for horticultural crops.

The state is also known for the growth of exotic medicinal and aromatic plants. Some of the horticulture products of Manipur are famous in terms of generating revenue- orange, lemon papaya, passion fruit, peach, plum, and so on. Cashew and walnut are also grown in the state.

The industrial development in Manipur is in progress. However, the state is striving towards industrialization, with the setting up of many large and small-scale industrial units. The key industries of Manipur are pharmaceuticals, steel re-rolling, plywood, bamboo chipping, cement, vanaspati, and electronics, and the service sector comprises Real estate, Consultancies, Travel, and Tourism, Hotel Industry, and Insurance.


Roads are the lifeline and regarded as the arteries and veins for the people of Manipur. Roads and highways are the main infrastructures for the economic development of the state. Therefore the state government also gives lots of emphasis on the construction of better roads.

Some major highways pass through the state are- NH 39 (renamed as NH-2 ), NH 53, NH 137A, and many more. 

The Railway network is not well-developed in the state. Currently, Manipur has two railway stations, while the Imphal railway station is under construction. The 111 km long, Jiribam- Imphal railway line is to be completed by March 2022.

Imphal Airport, also known as Bir Tikendrajit Airport, is a domestic upgraded new international airport situated in Imphal.

Manipur State Information

Date of formation21. Jan. 1972
GovernorAnusuiya Uikey
Chief MinisterNongthombam Biren Singh
Tourist attractionsLoktak Lake. Sendra Island
FestivalsHeikru Hitongba Boat Races, Baruni
Major dance and music formsRas Lila, Lai Haroba, Nongdai Jagoi
Arts and craftsBamboo baskets, fish traps, mats, umbrellas, musical instruments etc.
LanguagesManipuri, Thado, Tankhul
Size22,327 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)2855794
RiversImphal River, Barak
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesKeibul Lamjao NP, Khonghampat Orchidarium
State animalSangai
State birdNongyeen
State flowerSiroi lily
State treeUningthou
Major cropsPaddy, wheat, maize, pulses
FactoidsThe 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 16

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Last Updated on : January 16, 2023

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