|Elevation||766 m (2,513 ft)|
|• Official||Meiteilon (Manipuri)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Moirang is a city and a municipal council in Bishnupur district in the Indian state of Manipur. Moirang is a town situated 45 km south from the state capital Imphal, Manipur.It has an area of 269 km² with a population of 62,187 (BPL Survey) in 67 villages.
Historically, the town of Moirang is famous for the ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity, Lord Thangjing and the Epic love story of "Khamba Thoibi".Month long festival "Lai Haraoba" (mid May to June)is originated from Moirang. In ancient time the king of Moirang was considered as the most powerful among the seven clan kings of Manipur.Till the end of Khamba-Thoibi era the Burmese King paid the annual war reparations money to the Moirang King. The graceful Khamba-Thoibi dance also originated here at Moirang. In a village name Ngangkhaleikai, the old cloth used by Khamba and Nongban are still preserved.
During World War II, Moirang was the headquarters of Azad Hind Fauz. Colonel Shaukat Malik of the Indian National Army, (INA) hoisted the Tricolour for the first time on Indian soil on 14 April 1944, in Moirang with the help of Manipuris like Shri Mairembam Koireng Singh and others who were members of the INA. The INA Museum at Moirang displays some wartime relics and photographs. Mairembam Koireng Singh was the first elected Chief Minister of Manipur. He was elected as Chief Minister of Manipur thrice.
Moirang is located at  It has an average elevation of 766 metres (2513 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, Moirang had a population of 16,684. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Moirang has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 55%. In Moirang, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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