Bishnupur district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Bishnupur, Manipur.
Bishnupur 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
State Manipur
Headquarters Bishnupur
 • Total 496 km2 (192 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 240,363
 • Density 21.83/km2 (56.5/sq mi)
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MN-BI
Vehicle registration MN

Bishnupur district (Pron:/ˌbɪʃnʊˈpʊə/) is the district of Manipur state in northeastern India with the smallest area.

Origin of name[edit]

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, Ningthoukhong, and Kumbi. Major village in this district are Ngaikhong Khullen, Toubul, and Khoijuman Khullen.


According to the 2011 census Bishnupur district has a population of 240,363,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[2] This gives it a ranking of 583rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 485 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,260/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.36%.[1] Bishnupur has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 76.35%.[1]


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.[3]

Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in Bishnupur district include:

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:


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Aimol: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  4. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Manipur". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

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