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Introduction:
Nesting in the slopes of the south flowing Sub-Himalayan ranges in the north east of India at the latitude 23.80 N to 25.68 N and longitude 93.03 E to 94.78 E, lies my home state, Manipur. With seven beautiful ranges of hills surrounding a valley of some seven hundred square miles - the Imphal valley. Manipur has been the home of more than thirty ethnic groups in historical times, with varying responses to the changing geo-cultural environment. Manipur is also the birthplace of the game of Polo.


Geographical Location:
Manipur is located in the north-eastern part of India. It is bounded by Nagaland in the north, Mizoram in the south and Cachar district of Assam in the west. In the east it shares an international border with Upper Burma (presently, Myanmaar).


Statistics:
Area: 22,327 sq.km
Capital: Imphal
Principal Language: Manipuri
Districts: 8
State Emblem: Kangla Sha
State Bird: Nongin
State Animal: Sangai
Population: 1,827,714 (1991 census)
Males: 913,511
Females: 895,203
Sex Ratio (females per 1000 males): 961
Density (persons per sq. km.): 82
Literacy: 60.96%
Per Capita Income: Rs. 3502


 


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