Introduction
Manipur
Profiles
Area 22,327 sq. kms
Population 23,88,634 (Census 2001)
Capital IMPHAL
State language Manipuri
State Emblem Kangla Sha
State Animal Sangai (Brow Antlered Deer)
State Bird Nongin (Syrmaticus humiae humiae)
State Flower Siroy Lily
Districts 9
Altitude 790mtrs above MSL (Imphal)
Latitude 23.80 N to 25.68 N
Longitude 93.03 E to 94.78 E
Rainfall 1467.5 mm (average)
Rainy season May to October
Literacy Rate  
Educational Institutes 3599 Schools, 62 Colleges, 2 University
Schedule Tribes 29 (Recognised by Government)
Parliamentary Constituencies 2 (Inner & Outer Manipur) Parliamentary Constituencies
National Highways 2- N.H.No. 39 Indo-Burma/Myanmar Road, N.H.No. 53 New Cachar Road

This little piece of Land is described by the Global audience as "a little paradise on earth" and as "a flower on lofty height". In late Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Neharu's words, it is "a jewel of India".

Geographically on the eastern frontier of India, it is bounded on the east by Myanmar (Burma), on the north by Nagaland, on the west by Assam and on the south by Mizoram & Myanmar.
Physically, Manipur comprises of two parts - the hills and the valley. The valley is at the centre surrounded by hills on all sides. The hills covers about 3 by 4 of the total area of the State. The valley is about 790 meters above the sea level and it slopes down towards the south. Its identity could be well explained by the following chart:

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