Kangpat

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Kangpat
Village
Kangpat is located in Manipur
Kangpat
Kangpat
Location in Manipur, India
Kangpat is located in India
Kangpat
Kangpat
Kangpat (India)
Coordinates: 24°39′57″N 94°28′03″E / 24.66583°N 94.46750°E / 24.66583; 94.46750Coordinates: 24°39′57″N 94°28′03″E / 24.66583°N 94.46750°E / 24.66583; 94.46750
Country India
StateManipur
DistrictKamjong
Population
 • Total791
Languages
 • OfficialTangkhul Kangpat tui
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registrationMN
Nearest cityUkhrul Imphal
Literacy93.93%
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPhungyar
Websitemanipur.gov.in

Kangpat is a generic reference to two villages, Kangpat Khullen and Kangpat Khunou located south of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village falls under Kamjong sub division. The two villages are connected by Ukhrul-Kamjong state highway. Kangpat is flanked by Sorbung in the west, Choro in the south, Skipe in the east and Nambisha in the north. Locally, the inhabitants speak Kangpat dialect that belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family. Some researchers are of the view that the dialect spoken by the inhabitants has some affinity to that of the Koireng tribe.[1]

Total population[edit]

According to 2011 census,[2] Kangpat Khunou has 58 households with the total of 353 people of which 176 are male and 177 are female. Of the total population, 50 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 1006 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 61.72% which is lower than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 63.23% while female literacy rate was 57.24%.

According to 2011 census,[3] Kangpat Khullen has 78 households with the total of 438 people of which 230 are male and 208 are female. Of the total population, 59 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 904 female to 1000 male which is lower than the state average 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 93.93% which is higher than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 95.45% while female literacy rate was 92.27%.

People and occupation[edit]

The village is home to people of Tangkhul Naga tribe. Majority of the inhabitants are Christians. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants. Being a remote area, the village is often in the news for the poor transport system due to bad road condition and the inhabitants suffer most during the rainy season because of frequent landslides.[4] Kangpat is close to the porous Indo-Myanmar international border and the village is often used as transit route by militants for which there are frequent encounters between the Indian arm force and militant groups.[5][6] There had been many incidents of incursion of land by the Myanmar army and Kangpat is one of the villages that has lost some of its original land due to illegal encroachment by the neighboring country.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linguistic affinity". The Sangai Express. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Kangpat Khunou population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Kangpat Khullen population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Poor transport system". e-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Ambush on Indian Army". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Indian arm force attacked". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Land encraoched by Myanmar". The Sangai Express. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  8. ^ "illegal land encraochment". E-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.