Bishnupur district

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Bishnupur district
ꯕꯤꯁ꯭ꯅꯨꯄꯨꯔ ꯂꯝꯗꯝ

Bishempur (ꯕꯤꯁꯦꯝꯄꯨꯔ)

Bishempur (ꯕꯤꯁꯦꯝꯄꯨꯔ)
District
Location of Bishnupur district in Manipur
Location of Bishnupur district in Manipur
Coordinates: 24°38′N 93°46′E / 24.633°N 93.767°E / 24.633; 93.767Coordinates: 24°38′N 93°46′E / 24.633°N 93.767°E / 24.633; 93.767
Country India
StateManipur
HeadquartersBishnupur
Area
 • Total496 km2 (192 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total237,399
 • Density21.83/km2 (56.5/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMeiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MN-BI
Vehicle registrationMN
Websitebishnupur.nic.in

Bishnupur district (Meitei: ꯕꯤꯁ꯭ꯅꯨꯄꯨꯔ ꯂꯝꯗꯝ) (Pron:/ˌbɪʃnʊˈpʊə/) is the district of Manipur state in northeastern India.

Origin of name[edit]

Its name is derived from a Vishnu temple located at Lamangdong.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bishnupur town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Other major towns in this district are: Nambol, Moirang, Ningthoukhong, and Kumbi. Major village in this district are Nachou, Ngaikhong Khullen, Toubul, and Khoijuman Khullen.

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Bishnupur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
91.56%
Others
6.20%
Muslims
2.87%
Christian
1.80%
Not Stated
0.31%
Buddhist
0.03%
Sikh
0.02%
Jain
0.01%

According to the 2011 census Bishnupur district has a population of 237,399,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[3] This gives it a ranking of 583rd in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 485 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,260/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.36%.[2] Bishnupur has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 76.35%.[2]

Languages[edit]

Primary language spoken is Meiteilon. Other minority languages spoken includes Rongmei, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and Thadou.

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1977 Bishnupur district became home to Keibul Lamjao National Park, which has an area of 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi).[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into 3 sub-divisions:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History Of Bishnupur | Bishnupur District, Government of Manipur | India". Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Manipur". Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.

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