Manipur is a state located in the upper eastern part of India having its capital in Imphal. The state is used to be called as Kangleipak or Sanaleibak in ancient time. The area of Manipur is 22,327 square kilometer and it shares borders with Nagaland, Assam and Myanmar. The state has a large number of people from the Kuki and Pangal community, who speak Sino-Tibetan language. Manipur has given several sportspersons to India and one of them is Mary Kom.
The Manipur has been acting as a “Gateway to the East” for India to trade with Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries from the last 2500 years.
Population of Manipur in 2019
According to the census of 2011, the population of Manipur is 2, 72,756 with 58.9 % of people living in the valley and 41.1% people living in mountainous terrain.
As far population of Manipur in the year 2019 is concerned, we have to analyze the state’s population in recent years to predict an approximate value. The population of Manipur is last six years is as follows:
As we can see in the table, the population of Manipur is increasing with the rate of 0.066 million people every year. Hence we can predict that the population of Manipur in the year 2019 will be 3.27 Million + 0.066 Million = 3.33 Million (approx.)
Demography of Manipur:
The hilly and mountainous region of the state consists of people from the kuki, naga and other smaller tribes, while the valley is inhabited by the people from the Meiteis, Manipuri Brahmins, Pangal etc. tribes. The “metei” is the considered as the main ethnicity of Manipur. The official languages of the state are Meitei language and English. Hinduism and Christianity are the main religion followed by the people of Manipur, while Islam and Sanamahisma are also followed by the small number of people in the state. Details are given in the table below:
|Religion||Percentage of people as per the census of 2011|
Population Density and Growth of Manipur
The population density of Manipur is 130 persons per square kilometer. The population of Manipur in as of 2011 is 28, 55,794 which were used to be around 22.94 Lakhs in the year 2001, it shows the population growth of 24.50 %. The population growth recorded in the year 2001 was 30.02%. The number of people in Manipur shapes the 0.24 percent of the total population of India as of 2011.
The sex ratio of Manipur is 985 females per 1000 males which is better than the national average. 29.21% of the total population of Manipur lives in the urban areas. The sex ratio in urban areas of Manipur is 1026 females per 1000 males.
Facts about Manipur
- The state of Manipur has the highest number of Handicrafts units as well as the most number of craftsmen among all the north eastern states of India.
- Manipur was merged in India on the 29th September 1949, when Maharaja Budhachandra signed a Treaty of Accession.
- The ancient name of Manipur is Sanaleibak.
- Manipur is well connected with Guwahati, Silchar and Kolkata by Air. The nearest railway station is Dimapur.