Capital of Manipur

Imphal is the capital of Manipur. Imphal is one of the many cities in India chosen under the smart cities mission. This article will throw some light on the capital of Manipur.

Imphal – A Brief Overview

  • Imphal is located in extreme Eastern India.
  • In Imphal, there are sites of historical and religious importance. One of them is the Kangla palace.
  • Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple is a religious site important to both the local religion, Sanamahism, and Hinduism.
  • India Peace Memorial at the Red Hills is located close to Imphal. It has a great historical significance as it is the place where the British army fought against the Japanese army with the help of the Indian National Army during World War II.

Manipur

  • The economy of Manipur is primarily dependent on agriculture.
  • The hydroelectric power potential of Manipur is very significant.
  • Earlier, Manipur was known by different names such as Mitei-Leipak, Sanna-Leipak, Poirei-Lam, and Tilli-Koktong.
  • Kuki/Zomi tribes constitute 16% of the population of Manipur and 24% of the population of Manipur comprises Naga tribes.
  • The majority of the population of Manipur is the Meitei. They constitute around 53% of the population.
  • The state language of Manipur is Manipuri. A variety of Sino-Tibetan languages are spoken in Manipur.
  • The other states bordering Manipur are Mizoram, Assam, and Nagaland.
  • Manipur also shares an international boundary with Myanmar.
  • For more than 2,500 years, Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian cultural and economic exchange.
  • Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Manipur.
  • The four major river basins of the state are the Manipuri river basin, Barak river basin, Yu river basin, and Lanye river basin.
  • Rice is the staple food in Manipur.
  • Important crops grown in Manipur are cardamom, coffee, tea, and rubber.
  • Oranges are also grown in Manipur.

Manipur – Flora

  • The four types of forests in Manipur are Tropical Moist Deciduous, Subtropical Pine, Dry Temperate forest, and Tropical Semi-evergreen forests.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the language spoken in Manipur?

The state language of Manipur is Manipuri. A variety of Sino-Tibetan languages are spoken in Manipur. Meiteilon is the other name of Manipuri.

What is the old name of Manipur?

Earlier Manipur was known by different names such as Mitei-Leipak, Sanna-Leipak, Poirei-Lam, and Tilli-Koktong. Its capital Imphal was known by other different names such as Yumphal and Kangla.

What is the capital of Nagaland?

Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. Originally Nagaland was known as Kewhira.

What is the capital of Mizoram?

Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram. Aizawl is the largest city in Mizoram.

Why is Nagaland called Nagaland?

A popularly accepted, but controversial, view is that it originated from the Burmese word Na-Ka or Naga, meaning people with earrings.

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