|Elevation||1,218 m (3,996 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Outer Manipur|
Jessami is a town in Ukhrul district, Manipur, India. Jessami is a border town in the extreme north of Manipur State and borders with Meluri, a border town of Nagaland State. Being nearer to Nagaland, the town earlier used to get electricity from Nagaland. The government of Manipur installed a 33 KV Sub-Power station in 2011 to supply power from Manipur. The village was in the news recently because of a fatal accident that claimed 13 lives when the bus they were travelling met with an accident.
It is located at an elevation of 1218 m above MSL.
The first battle with the Japanese in Indian soil was fought in Jessami. On March 27, 1944, first battalion of the Assam Regiment fought a fierce battle with the Japanese 31 Division. The Jessami battle was significant as it led to strengthening of defenses at Kohima, which played a major role in turning the tide of the Second World War in favor of the Allied Forces.
National Highway 150 passes through Jessami.
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