Tamenglong

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Tamenglong
Town
View of Tamenglong Town.jpg
Tamenglong is located in Manipur
Tamenglong
Tamenglong
Tamenglong is located in India
Tamenglong
Tamenglong
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°59′26.39″N 93°30′3.26″E / 24.9906639°N 93.5009056°E / 24.9906639; 93.5009056Coordinates: 24°59′26.39″N 93°30′3.26″E / 24.9906639°N 93.5009056°E / 24.9906639; 93.5009056
Country  India
State Manipur
District Tamenglong
Elevation[1] 1,061 m (3,481 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 19,363
Languages
 • Spoken Rongmei, Liangmai, Zeme
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795141
Telephone code 03877
Vehicle registration MN
Literacy 70.40%
Website Official website
View of the town from Gadaibut

Tamenglong is an Indian town, district headquarter of Tamenglong district, in the state of Manipur. People of Zeliangrong community lives here. Rongmei language is predominantly spoken in and around the town.

Geography[edit]

Tamenglong, located in the western part of the state, lies on the hilltop that descends Barak River. It is 160 km west of Imphal, Manipur's capital city.

Tamenglong District[edit]

Main article: Tamenglong district

Tamenglong District consists of virgin forests, exotic orchids, rare and endangered plants, and wildlife. The forests can be grouped as tropical evergreen forest, subtropical forest and bamboo brakes. The dense tropical evergreen forests are located along the sides of rivers flowing in the district. Tamenglong is called the land of the hornbill. Great pied hornbill (Buceros bicornis homrai), Indian pied hornbill (Anthracoceros malabaricus malabaricus) species are found here. A number of exquisite orchids are also found here. They are epiphytic, lithophytic and terrestrial in nature.

Places of interest[edit]

Tamenglong district of Manipur has a topography of irregular undulation with turbulent waters, waterfall, dark caves, lakes, dense tropical forest.

  • Along the river Barak there are seven waterfalls in series at close range.
  • The Tharon cave (Chalem-Ky) is located at about 27 km from the district HQ. The map of the entire cave is engraved and painted on a stone at the main entrance. Archeological excavation of the cave shows affinities with Hobinian culture of North Vietnam.
  • The legendary Zeilad lake at Makoi (Atengba) is associated with a number of pythons, fishes and water birds. There are six other lakes nearby in the likes of Guiphop Zei, Nrou Zei, Nap-sam Zei etc.
  • The Buning (Npiulong) meadow is located on the western side of the picturesque Tamei town. A number of well-groomed uneven small mounds, numerous glittering brooks on the stretch. Come June the meadow is colored with enchanting ground orchids and various Wild Lilies. Cry of Hoolock Gibbon, howling of foxes, melodious chirping of birds altogether form Buning a big family of the wildlife evoking wonder and admiration to many who have witnessed the meadow.

Main tribes (inhabitants)[edit]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as humid subtropical (Cwa).[3] Tamenglong is a highland which makes the temperatures cooler. The warmer months are extremely rainy. July receives most rain while December is the driest.

Climate data for Tamenglong
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
20
(68)
23.8
(74.8)
25.8
(78.4)
25.9
(78.6)
25.5
(77.9)
25.4
(77.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.1
(77.2)
24.2
(75.6)
23.6
(74.5)
19.2
(66.6)
23.55
(74.39)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
13.8
(56.8)
17.5
(63.5)
20.1
(68.2)
21.2
(70.2)
21.9
(71.4)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72)
21.6
(70.9)
19.9
(67.8)
16.2
(61.2)
13.1
(55.6)
18.48
(65.28)
Average low °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
7.7
(45.9)
11.2
(52.2)
14.4
(57.9)
16.5
(61.7)
18.4
(65.1)
18.9
(66)
18.9
(66)
18.1
(64.6)
15.7
(60.3)
10.9
(51.6)
7.1
(44.8)
13.64
(56.56)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 34
(1.34)
46
(1.81)
168
(6.61)
223
(8.78)
324
(12.76)
688
(27.09)
728
(28.66)
535
(21.06)
323
(12.72)
217
(8.54)
42
(1.65)
8
(0.31)
3,336
(131.33)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1266m)[3]

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