Know Manipur Better

Manipur is a small state located at the northeastern part of India. Manipur, a princely state become a part of British Empire after its defeat in Kongjom War in 1891 and got independence in August 1947. Manipur become the first democratic country in South Asia after the general election held to elect 60 legislative members. Later on the country become a part of India in 1949. The state has 9 districts :  Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal and Ukhrul.

Manipur : Centre of Bio-cultural diversity

Manipur is located at the juncture of three major biogeographical zones: Indian, Malayan and Sino. Many of the floral and faunal diversity of the state show affinities with surroundings biogeogrpahical zones along with a large diversity of endemic species. The state is also located at an anthropologically significant region where many cultures meet and different ethnic group live together for centuries. Three important ethnic groups Meitei, Naga and Kuki along with several smaller ethnic groups live in this tiny sub-Himalayan state. In spite of the influences of other civilisations, the ethnic groups are able to maintain their rich culture and traditions. Manipur may be characterized in two distinct regions – a) the rugged hills with narrow valleys and b) the central valley. These two regions are not only distinct in respect of physical features but are also conspicuous with regard to various floras and faunas.

Important Places of Manipur
1. Tourist Interest

Ethnic communities of Manipur [READ]

Festivals of Manipur [READ]

Language and dialects of Manipur [READ]

History of Manipur
1. Ancient [READ]
2. Medieval [READ]
3. Modern [READ]

Famous Personalities 
1. Kings
2. Literature
3. Scientists / Academicians
4. Arts and Culture
5. Sports-person
6. Social Activists
7. Environmentalists 

Social movements
1. Nupi Lan 
2. June uprising

Environmental Movements

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