Pharung

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Pharung

Shimtang
Village
Pharung is located in Manipur
Pharung
Pharung
Location in Manipur, India
Pharung is located in India
Pharung
Pharung
Pharung (India)
Coordinates: 25°04′53″N 94°19′05″E / 25.08139°N 94.31806°E / 25.08139; 94.31806Coordinates: 25°04′53″N 94°19′05″E / 25.08139°N 94.31806°E / 25.08139; 94.31806
Country India
StateManipur
DistrictUkhrul
Population
 • Total1,109
Languages
 • OfficialTangkhul Pharung tou
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registrationMN
Nearest cityUkhrul Imphal
Literacy81.52%
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyUkhrul
Websitemanipur.gov.in

Pharung also called as Shimtang is a village located west of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village falls under Ukhrul sub division. Pharung borders with Hunphun (Ukhrul) village and Hungpung. The village is connected by the old National highway road route. Pharung is flanked by Ukhrul in the east, Seikhor in the west, Tashar in the south and Ngainga in the north. Locally the inhabitants speak Pharung tou which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family.

Total population[edit]

According to 2011 census,[1] Pharung has 175 households with the total of 1109 people of which 553 are male and 556 are female. Of the total population, 173 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 of 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 81.52% which is higher than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 86.17% while female literacy rate was 76.82%.

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. Pharung is one of the 44 villages in Ukhrul district that would be affected being a catchment area when the Mapithel Dam is finally completed and fully functional.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pharung population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Mapithel Dam Catchment areas". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.