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Lunghar is located in Manipur
Location in Manipur, India
Lunghar is located in India
Lunghar (India)
Coordinates: 25°10′19″N 94°26′08″E / 25.17194°N 94.43556°E / 25.17194; 94.43556Coordinates: 25°10′19″N 94°26′08″E / 25.17194°N 94.43556°E / 25.17194; 94.43556
Country India
 • Total1,917
 • OfficialTangkhul (Lunghir Tu)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMN
Nearest cityUkhrul Kohima
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyUkhrul

Lunghar, also incorrectly called Nunghar, is a village located north of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. Lunghar villagers call Lunghar as Lunghir, Lunghar village is very fertile and rich in vegetation and fruits. People all around the Manipur are enchanted by the beautiful spot in the village such as Phangrei, Zorcheng, Tingloi, Phungrim which is just 25 km from Ukhrul Town. National Highway 150, Imphal-Kohima road via Jessami passes through Nunghar and the village is about 18 kilometers from Ukhrul. Lunghar is flanked by Sihai in the east, Longpi in the north, Phungcham and Halang in the west and Shirui in the south. Locally inhabitants speak Lunghir dialect which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family. The village is divided into five major tangs; Sosotang, Layintang, Huishunaotang(Haotang), Asaitang and Zorchengtang.

Total population[edit]

According to 2011 census,[1] Lunghar has 435 households with the total of 1917 people of which 943 are male and 974 are female. Of the total population, 246 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of Lunghar village is 1033 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average of 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 71.99%. Male literacy rate stands at 78.16% while female literacy rate was 66.00%.

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. The village is well known in the district for its scenic beauty. The village was recently in the news because of widespread pine tree disease that also hit the vast reserved tree plantation area of the village.[2]


  1. ^ "Lunghar census". Census 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Mysterious pine tree disease". E-Pao. Retrieved 10 September 2015.