Jessami

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Jessami
village
Jessami is located in Manipur
Jessami
Jessami
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 25°37′0″N 94°32′0″E / 25.61667°N 94.53333°E / 25.61667; 94.53333Coordinates: 25°37′0″N 94°32′0″E / 25.61667°N 94.53333°E / 25.61667; 94.53333
Country  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Elevation 1,218 m (3,996 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,000
Languages
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795142
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Lok Sabha constituency Outer Manipur

Jessami is a town in Ukhrul district, Manipur, India. The town is in the extreme north of Manipur State and it shares border with Meluri, a border town of Nagaland State.

Geography[edit]

It is located at an elevation of 1218 m above MSL.[1]

History[edit]

The first battle with the Japanese in Indian soil was fought in Jessami. On March 27, 1944, first battalion of the Assam Regiment fought a fierce battle with the Japanese 31 Division. The Jessami battle was significant as it led to strengthening of defenses at Kohima, which played a major role in turning the tide of the Second World War in favor of the Allied Forces.

Location[edit]

National Highway 150 passes through Jessami.

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