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Ningchou is located in Manipur
Location in Manipur, India
Ningchou is located in India
Ningchou (India)
Coordinates: 24°45′03″N 94°29′59″E / 24.75083°N 94.49972°E / 24.75083; 94.49972Coordinates: 24°45′03″N 94°29′59″E / 24.75083°N 94.49972°E / 24.75083; 94.49972
Country India
 • Total417
 • OfficialTangkhul Ningchou tui
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMN
Nearest cityUkhrul Imphal
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPhungyar

Ningchou is a village located south of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village falls under Kamjong sub division. Ningchou is connected by Ukhrul-Kamjong state highway. The village is flanked by Patbung in the west, Nambisha in the south, Kongkan in the east and Kamjong in the north. Locally, the inhabitants speak Ningchou 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] Ningchou has 71 households with the total of 419 people of which 209 are male and 210 are female. Of the total population, 55 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 1005 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 99.45% which is higher than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 100% while female literacy rate was 98.88%.

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 os 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.[3] Ningchou 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.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Linguistic affinity". The Sangai Express. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Ningchou population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Poor transport system". e-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Militancy". E-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Indian arm force attacked". The Statesman. Retrieved 11 October 2015.