Manipur is a state in India that is located in the country’s northeast. It is bordered on the north by Nagaland, on the west by Assam, and on the southwest by Mizoram, and on the south and east by Myanmar (Burma). It is mainly separated from the rest of India, like are other northeastern states. Manipur is a name that means “land of gems.” Agriculture and forestry are the mainstays of the economy, but trade and cottage businesses are also important. Imphal, the state capital, is located in the state’s centre. The total area is 8,621 square miles (22,327 square km). Population: 2,293,896 in 2001; 2,855,794 in 2011.
Manipur’s history may be traced back to around the year 900 CE. Manipur’s more recent history begins in 1762, when the raja Jai Singh signed a pact with the British to repel a Burman invasion from Myanmar (Burma). There was little communication after then until 1824, when the British were asked to deport the Burmans once more. Until Chura Chand, a five-year-old member of the royal family, was nominated raja in 1891, disputed successions were a constant cause of political unrest. The administration was overseen by the British for the next eight years, during which time slavery and forced labour were outlawed and roads were built.
The raja and the durbar, or council, took over the government in 1907, with the vice president being a member of the Indian civil service. The raja was given control of the administration, and the vice president of the durbar was named president. Following a Kuki hill tribe rebellion in 1917, a new style of government was implemented, with the region being separated into three subdivisions, each led by an officer from Assam’s neighbouring government.
The political agency exercised by Assam was dissolved with the admission of Manipur to India in 1947. Manipur was made a union territory two years later, with a chief commissioner and an elected territorial council. When Manipur became a component state of the Indian union on July 21, 1972, the office of chief commissioner was replaced by that of lieutenant governor, whose status was changed to governor.
The Manipur River valley and a huge surrounding tract of mountainous country are the state’s two major physiographic zones. The valley is 690 square miles (1,787 square kilometres) in size and runs north-south at an elevation of 2,600 feet (790 metres). Logtak Lake, which occupies over 40 square miles (100 square kilometres) and is the source of the Manipur River, is its most prominent physical feature. The river travels south through the valley into Myanmar, where it meets the Myittha River, a Chindwin tributary.
The hill ranges run north-south, with spurs and ridges connecting them. The Naga Hills are to the north, the East Manipur Hills are along the Myanmar border to the east, the Mizo and Chin hills are to the south, and the West Manipur Hills are to the west. Although the highlands in the north soar above 9,500 feet, the average elevation is between 5,000 and 6,000 feet (1,500 and 1,800 metres) (2,900 metres). As it travels to join the Meghna River in Bangladesh, the Surma River, also known as the Barak River in Manipur, has carved a narrow steep-sided valley through the West Manipur Hills.
Facts about Manipur:
Capital: Imphal West
Formed on: Under the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, the states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. In October 1949, the princely territories of Tripura and Manipur were unified with India.
Official Language: Meitei
Known as: The “Switzerland of India’ – Lord Irwin
State Animal: Sangai
State Bird: Nongyeen
State Flower: Siroi Lily
State Tree: Uningthou
Manipur GK Quiz
1. Which country’s size is comparable to Manipur’s?
2. Which state borders Manipur to the south?
3. Who was Manipur’s first Chief Minister?
Answer: Mairembam Koireng Singh
4. What is Manipur’s land area?
Answer: 22,327 km2
5. What is Manipur’s State Code?
6. What is Manipur’s Area Rank?
Answer: 23rd place.
7. What is the total number of districts in Manipur?
8. What is Manipur’s total number of Rajya Sabha seats?
9. What is the total number of Lok Sabha seats in Manipur?
10. When did Manipur become a full-fledged state?
Answer: The date is January 21, 1972.
11. What is the name of Manipur’s capital?
12. When did Manipur University get its start?
Answer: The date is June 5, 1980.
13. Who was the Janata Party’s first Chief Minister of Manipur?
Answer: Yangmasho Shaiza
14. To the north of Manipur, what state is it?
15. How many times has Manipur been placed under President’s Rule?
Answer: Ten times is the answer
16. Who was Manipur’s first BJP governor?
Answer: Biren Singh Nongthombam Nongthombam Nongthombam Nongthombam Nongthomb
17. What country borders Manipur to the east?
18. In Manipur, which ethnic group has the most people?
19: Who was Manipur’s most recent king?
Answer: Maharaja Budhachandra is the name of the Maharaja of Gujarat.
20: When did Manipur University become a Central University?
Answer: 13 October 2005
21. Who has served as the Chief Minister of Manipur for the longest period of time?
Answer: Okram Ibobi Singh is the answer to your question (15 Years, 11 Days)
22. What is the origin of the modern-day game of Polo?
28. Who was Manipur’s first female governor?
Answer: Najma A. Heptulla
29. What is the only international destination served by the Manipur Airport?
31. During the “Langbachak Era,” what was Manipur’s name?
Answer: Tilli Koktong Leikoiren is the answer.
32. Who is considered Manipur’s First and Foremost King?
Answer: Ningthou Kangba
33. During which period did the Indian government refer to Manipur as a “Disturbed Area”?
34. What is the name of Manipur’s traditional dance?
35. What is the name of Manipur’s largest lake?
Answer: Loktak Lake
36. Which state shares a western border with Manipur?
37. What are Manipur’s four major river basins?
1) Lanye River (north)
2) Manipur River Basin (Central)
3) Yu River Basin (east)
4) West: Basin of the Barak River (Barak Valley)
38. What is Manipur’s largest river?
Answer: Barak River
39. How is Polo referred to in Manipur?
Answer: Sagol Kangjei
40. Which King of Manipur signed the Instrument of Accession to India?
Answer: Maharaja Bodhchandra Singh
41. What is Manipur’s official language?
42. What are Manipur’s State Symbols?
1)Nongin is a type of bird.
2)Shirui lily is the second flower.
3)Sangai is a type of mammal.
4) Manipur’s Sana Leibak
5) Uningthou, Tree
43. Who was Manipur High Court’s first Chief Justice?
Answer: Abhay Manohar Sapre
44. Is Manipur governed by a legislature?
45. What is Manipur’s highest peak?
Answer: Mount Tempü
46. Which type of soil can be found in abundance in Manipur’s valleys?
Answer: Alluvium Soil
47. Which Myanmar region lies to the east of Manipur?
Answer: Sagaing Region
48. What proportion of Manipur’s land area is covered by natural vegetation?
Answer: 64 percent
49. What is Manipur’s staple food?
50. What is Bir Tikendrajit International Airport’s IATA code?