This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Bishnupur, Manipur
Bishnupur district (Pron:/ˌbɪʃnʊˈpʊə/) is the district of Manipur state in northeastern India with the smallest area.
Origin of name
Its name is derived from a Vishnu Temple located at Lamangdong.
Bishnupur town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Other major towns in this district are: Nambol, Moirang and Kumbi.
According to the 2011 census Bishnupur district has a population of 240,363, roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu. This gives it a ranking of 583rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 485 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,260/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.36%. Bishnupur has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.35%.
Primary language spoken is Meiteilon. Other languages spoken include Bishnupriya Manipuri, Aimol, a Sino-Tibetan tongue with less than 3000 speakers, written in the Latin script.
Flora and fauna
In 1977 Bishnupur district became home to Keibul Lamjao National Park, which has an area of 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi).