Ningthoukhong

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Ningthoukhong
city
Ningthoukhong is located in Manipur
Ningthoukhong
Ningthoukhong
Ningthoukhong is located in India
Ningthoukhong
Ningthoukhong
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°33′47″N 93°43′43″E / 24.563°N 93.72866°E / 24.563; 93.72866Coordinates: 24°33′47″N 93°43′43″E / 24.563°N 93.72866°E / 24.563; 93.72866
Country  India
State Manipur
District Bishnupur
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,446
Languages
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MN
Website manipur.gov.in

Ningthoukhong is a town and a Municipal Council having 14 wards in Bishnupur district in the Indian state of Manipur.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Ningthoukhong had a population of 10,446. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Ningthoukhong has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 58%. In Ningthoukhong, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. It's the place from where water for NHPC project is sourced through a canel. Per capita income for ningthoukhong is among the highest one in the state. It is situated at a distance of about 30 km from Imphal along Tiddim Road. Ningthoukhong is a municipality and an important commercial center.

Ningthoukhong is also famous for the local deities of the Meitei. Some of the examples are Ibudhou Oknarel, Ibudhou Thangnarel and Ibudhou Panganba. The temples of these three deities are still present today. One of the most important Maacha Ebemma temple is situated at Shantipur(Ningthoukhong). Other Hindu temples such as Ningthoukhong Gopinath Mandir and Radha Mandhav are also located in this town.

During the Second World War, Ningthoukhong was the central point of battle between the British located in Maibam Lokpa Ching of Bishnupur (Northern direction) and the approaching Indian National Army (INA) and Japanese soldiers from Moirang (Southern direction). The town was completely destroyed during the war between these two forces. After, Second World War the native people came back and started inhabiting the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.