Location of Bishnupur district in Manipur
|• Total||496 km2 (192 sq mi)|
|• Density||21.83/km2 (56.5/sq mi)|
|• Official||Meiteilon (Manipuri)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MN-BI|
Origin of name
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.
According to the 2011 census Bishnupur district has a population of 240,363, roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu. This gives it a ranking of 583rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 485 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,260/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.36%. Bishnupur has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.35%.
Primary language spoken is Meiteilon. Other minority languages spoken includes Rongmei, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and Thadou.
Flora and fauna
The district is divided into 3 sub-divisions:
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est.
- 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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