25 Important Facts About the State of Manipur

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25 Important Facts About the State of Manipur: Manipur is an Indian state located in northeastern region of India. Its capital city is Imphal. It covers an area of 22,327 square kilometers. Here are the list of 25 important facts about the state of Manipur.

25 Important Facts About the State of Manipur

1. Manipur is a state in northeastern India.

2. Imphal is the capital city of Manipur.

3. Manipur is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west.

4. Manipur shares international borders with Myanmar to the east, and China to the south.

5. Manipur covers an area of about 22,327 square kilometers.

6. The Meitei language (Manipuri) is the official and most widely spoken language in Manipur.

7. Manipur has been considered the bridge for Asian economics and a suitable place for cultural exchange. It works as a bridge between the Indian subcontinent and the central parts of Asian countries.

8. The word ‘Manipur’ is described from two words: ‘Mani’, which means jewel, and ‘pur’, which means land, place, or abode. Thus, Manipur can be considered the ‘Jewelled Land’.

9. Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant is the state bird of Manipur. This bird is also known as a nongin.

10. Sangai is the state animal of Manipur. It is also known as Sangai or dancing deer.

11. Shirui Lily is the state flower of Manipur. It is also called Siroy Lily or Lilium Macklinae.

12. The Bonsum or Uningthou is the state tree of Manipur.

13. The Meiteis, Nagas, Kukis, and Pangals are some major ethnic groups in Manipur.

14. Loktak Lake in Manipur is the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India.

15. Manipur has four major river basins: the Barak River Basin, the Manipur River Basin, the Yu River Basin, and the Lanye River Basin.

16. The Barak River is the largest river in Manipur. It flows through Manipur, Mizoram, and Assam.

17. Rice is a staple food for the people of Manipur.

18. Polo is originated in Manipur. It is considered the oldest known team sport in the world.

19. Manipur has a unique form of theater called ‘Manipuri Jatra’, which combines drama, dance, and music.

20. Manipur celebrates various festivals like Yaoshang (Holi), Cheiraoba (Manipuri New Year), and Lai Haraoba.

21. Thang-Ta is a martial art form of Manipur. It combines armed and unarmed combat techniques.

22. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world. It is located in Manipur.

23. The historical sites, the Kangla Fort and the War Cemetery, is located in Manipur.

24. Yaosang is considered to be one of the biggest festivals of Manipur. It is the Holi festival.

25. Sangai Festival is an annual cultural festival organized every year from 21-30 November by Manipur Tourism Department.

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