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Phungyar is located in Manipur
Location in Manipur, India
Phungyar is located in India
Phungyar (India)
Coordinates: 24°48′59″N 94°21′32″E / 24.81639°N 94.35889°E / 24.81639; 94.35889Coordinates: 24°48′59″N 94°21′32″E / 24.81639°N 94.35889°E / 24.81639; 94.35889
Country India
 • Total953
 • OfficialTangkhul
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMN
Nearest cityUkhrul Imphal
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPhungyar

Phungyar is a village located south of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village is about 50 kilometers from Ukhrul and is partially connected by National Highway 150 that connects Imphal and Kohima via Ukhrul and Jessami. The village is flanked by Khambi in the south, Loushing in the north and alang in the west. Locally, the inhabitants speak common tangkhul language and native village dialect which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family.

Phungyar constituency[edit]

The village is also a sub-divisional headquarters in Kamjong District previously (Ukhrul district) and is only one Vidhan Sabha constituency in Kamjong District. K. Leishiyo is the sitting MLA elected from Phungyar constituency under Naga People Front (NPF). He succeeded Victor Keishing under Indian National Congress in 2017 Manipur state election. Rishang Keishing was the first elected MLA from the Constituency who was elected seven times and represent Indian National Congress. [1][2]

Total population[edit]

According to 2011 census,[3] Phungyar has 204 households with the total of 953 people of which 476 are male and 477 are female. Of the total population, 146 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 1002 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average of 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 85.35% which is higher than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 90.43% while female literacy rate was 86.34%.

People and occupation[edit]

The village is a town and home to people of Tangkhul Naga tribe known as Kamo Tangkhul. The Phungyar Village Authority (VA) is a local body headed by Headman and look after the village in administration and judicial activities. Minor crime such as theft, divorce and other disputes are settled by the VA. The VA in the hill areas is recognized by the State Government under the Manipur (Village Authority) Act, 1958. The inhabitants are Christians. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants. It refers to Jhum cultivation whereas wet paddy fields is rarely practice by the locals. Carpentry, poultry, gardening and farming are largely practice. Phungyar HQ. There are also deposits of chromite and other natural resources nearby.[citation needed] The village is the centre for commercial and other related activities in the area. People from the area come to the village to sell vegetables, local bread (khamui), and other products in Phungyar market. It is also the educational centre in the area, and schools include Phungyar Hr. Sec. School, Adventist School and Rising Model English School. There is various denomination of Christian faith. It also the centre of transportation.There are daily bus and taxis services from Phungyar to Ukhrul and Imphal. Transportation had been properly functional since 1970s.[citation needed] It is the second oldest block established in 1959 next to Ukhrul. The village was in the news when many villages in the sub-division were cut off from the rest of the district because of unmaintained road, incessant rain and landslides.[4]


  1. ^ "MLA from Phungyar constituency". Census Myneta. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Victor Keishing from Phungyar AC". e-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Phungyar population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Phungyar road landslide". e-pao. Retrieved 11 October 2015.