Jessami

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Jessami
village
Jessami is located in Manipur
Jessami
Jessami
Jessami is located in India
Jessami
Jessami
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 25°37′20″N 94°32′24″E / 25.62222°N 94.54000°E / 25.62222; 94.54000Coordinates: 25°37′20″N 94°32′24″E / 25.62222°N 94.54000°E / 25.62222; 94.54000
Country  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Elevation 1,218 m (3,996 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,000
Languages
 • Official [khezha(chakhesang)]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795142
Vehicle registration MN
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Lok Sabha constituency Outer Manipur
Website manipur.gov.in

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.[1] 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.[2]

Geography[edit]

It is located at an elevation of 1218 m above MSL.[3]

History[edit]

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.

Location[edit]

National Highway 150 passes through Jessami.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Power Supply plan". E-Pao. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Deadly accident". The Sangai Express. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, Videos, and Airports for Jessami, India". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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