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General Information

Situated between latitudes 23.80oN to 25.68oN and longitudes 93.03oE to 94.78o E, Manipur covers a total geographical area of 22,327 Sq. km. Of the total area, about nine-tenths constitute the hills which surrounds the remaining one-tenth valley. It is one of the border states in the North-Eastern part of India, bounded by Nagaland on the north, Assam on the west and Mizoram on the south and along the east, it shares a 352 km. long international boundary with Myanmar.

Three kinds of ethnic groups inhabit the land of Manipur namely the "Meiteis" in the valley and the "Nagas" and the "Kuki-Chin" in the hills. People sare predominantly Mongoloid and speak Tibeto Burmese languages. English is the official language and Meitei is the mother tongue of the people. Manipur is blessed with the temperate climate through out the year with two main seasons. Rainfall varies from 1000 mm to 3500 mm with an average rainfall of 2000 mm with red fertile soil in the hills and alluvium soil in the valley.

Fact File

Geographical Area* 0.22 (lakh sq. km)
Capital Imphal
Population (2001 Census) In lakhs 21.67
Percentage of State Population to All India Population 0.21
Literacy Percentage· 70.53%
Male Literacy· Female Literacy 80.33%60.53%
Principal Language Manipuri, English

* Excludes Mao-Maran, Paomata,Purul sub divisions of Senapati districts of Manipur.

Source: CSO Estimates.
Nagaland Industrial Development Corp Ltd ,
Director of Industries & Commerce, Govt of Nagaland.


Manipur is blessed with a salubrious climate the year round. It has two main seasons separated by two transitions:

  • Winter (December to February)
  • Pre-Monsoon (March and April)
  • Monsoon (May to September)
  • Post-Monsoon (October and November)

The southwest monsoon chiefly determines the weather and rainfall throughout the state. The state has tropical to temperate climate depending upon elevation. Rainfall varies from 1000 mms to 3500 mms and average rainfall is 2000 mms. Temperature ranges from sub-zero to 36 degree Celsius.

Advantage Manipur

  • The state has a unique advantage acting as a gateway to the east as sharing a 398KM international border with Myanmar and the proposed South East Asia super highway.

  • Large potential of Human Resources available at a highly competitive cost.

  • Presence of reputed institutions of National importance such as

    • Central Agricultural University

    • Center for Electronic Design and Technology of India

    • Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology

    • Regional Tasar Research Center

  • Manipur has been classified as a Global Bio Diversity hot spot, which denotes an eco system rich in bio-diversity and rare species.

  • Manipur has a vast potential for the plantation of exotic fruit like passion fruit, amla, olives, figs, mandarin, orange, pineapple and bananas.

  • The state has recorded the least consumption of chemical fertilizers in agriculture and horticulture farming.

  • Manipur has around 100 varieties of Medicinal and aromatic plants, which offers tremendous potential for investment.

  • The Saurashtra - Silchar super highway is extended to Moreh. With the proposed extension to Thailand, Manipur will become the gateway to South East Asia.

Economic infrastructure


Imphal is the second largest airport in the region. Imphal is connected to Kolkata, New Delhi, Guwahati, Aizwal and Silchar by Indian airlines and Jet airways flights.


NH-39 links Imphal with railhead at Dimapur in Nagaland 215 km to the north.
NH-53 links Imphal with railhead at Jiribam 225 km in the southwest.


Three national highways, viz., NH-39, NH-53 and NH-150 criss-cross the state connecting all districts.

The Saurashtra- Silchar Super Highway project is being extended at Moreh. With the proposed Moreh to Mae Sot (Thailand) highway coming up, Manipur will become the gateway to South-East Asia.

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