7 Major Facts About Manipur

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26 February 2024

Ravi Shankar Kumar || ExamVatika.com

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Manipur is a state in northeastern India. Imphal is the capital city of Manipur.

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

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

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Manipur covers an area of about 22,327 square kilometers. The Meitei language (Manipuri) is the official and most widely spoken language in Manipur.

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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'.

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

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