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Nambol is located in Manipur
Nambol is located in India
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°43′N 93°50′E / 24.71°N 93.84°E / 24.71; 93.84Coordinates: 24°43′N 93°50′E / 24.71°N 93.84°E / 24.71; 93.84
Country  India
State Manipur
District Bishnupur district
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,117
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795134
Vehicle registration MN

Nambol is a city and a municipal council in Bishnupur district in the Indian state of Manipur. Nambol is one of the educational hubs of Bishnupur district as well as of Manipur. Its market, known as Nambol Bazaar is the second most busiest market, after Khwairamband Bazaar( also known as 'IMA market' ) in Manipur.


Nambol is located at 24°43′N 93°50′E / 24.71°N 93.84°E / 24.71; 93.84. The Nambol tehsil comprises Nambol Awang Leikai, Nambol Makha Leikai, Kongkham, Phoijing, Laitonjam, Leimapokpam, Khathong, Naorem, Sabal Leikai, Mongjing, Khajiri, Utlou, Thangtek, Ishok, Kabowakching, Leimaram, Maibam, Potsangbam, Langpok, Lourembam, Thiyam, Khabi etc.[1]


Farming, Fishery and Agriculture are the main livelihood of the people of Nambol. Women are mainly engaged in weaving, and other handloom related works. Nambol market is dominantly run by the female group.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Nambol had a population of 18,117. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nambol has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 59%. In Nambol, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The most popular festival is the Lai-Haraoba which is celebrated on top of the Khoriphaba Hill (Which was also world war-II based camp spot for the British Army). Other popular Lai Haraoba are Ibudhou Loyalakpa- Kongkham; Chaningleima- Phoijing & Gan-ngai festival is celebrated by Kabui community who are residing at various places among the meiteis.


Maibam Lokpa Hill is famous for its part in the Indo-Japanese War, 1944. The Japan War Memorial at Nambol Maibam Lokpa Hill is a hot destination for foreign tourists. Khoriphaba Hill is very famous for its Lai Haraoba festival during the summer season. During this festival many local tourists flock to see the nightlong celebrations. Nambol Bora, a local cuisine is very popular in the State of Manipur, which is available in every nook and corner of this town,the taste is so popular that every local tourist would admire to have a bite available at the very heart of Nambol Bazaar.


Nambol is situated just 5 km away from Imphal International Airport (IATA: IMFICAO: VEI) which is the second international airport built in the Northeastern region of India, after Guwahati, and which is also the second largest busiest international airport in the north east region after Guwahati. The city is connected to National Highway by "The Tiddim Road". Tiddim Road was where the Japanese 33rd Division (the ‘White Tigers’) faced off with the 17th Indian Division (the ‘Black Cats’), the main British force in the area, during the Battle of Imphal. Homestay is, though knowingly or unknowingly, quite popular for the tourist in this part of Manipur.


  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Nambol". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.