Nambol

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Nambol
city
Nambol is located in Manipur
Nambol
Nambol
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°43′N 93°50′E / 24.71°N 93.84°E / 24.71; 93.84Coordinates: 24°43′N 93°50′E / 24.71°N 93.84°E / 24.71; 93.84
Country  India
State Manipur
District Bishnupur
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,117
Languages
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795134

Nambol is a city and a municipal council in Bishnupur district in the Indian state of Manipur. Nambol is one of the educational hubs of Bishnupur district as well as of Manipur. Its market, known as Nambol Bazaar is the second most busiest market, after Khwairamband Bazaar( also known as 'IMA market' ) in Manipur.

Geography[edit]

Nambol is located at 24°43′N 93°50′E / 24.71°N 93.84°E / 24.71; 93.84.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Nambol had a population of 18,117. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nambol has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 59%. In Nambol, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Festivals[edit]

The most popular festival is the Lai Haraoba which is celebrated on top of the Khoriphaba Hill. Other popular Lai Haraoba are Ibudhou Loyalakpa, Kongkham; Chaningleima, Phoijing et al. It is celebrated in other parts of Manipur also. But the one of Nambol is widely renowned.

Tourism[edit]

Maibam Lokpa Hill is famous for its part in the Indo-Japanese War, 1944. The Japan War Memorial at Nambol Maibam Lokpa Hill is a hot destination for foreign tourists. Khoriphaba Hill is very famous for its Lai Haraoba festival during the summer season. During this festival many local tourists flock to see the nightlong celebrations. Nambol Bora is very popular in the State of Manipur which is available in every nook and corner of this town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Nambol". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.