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Location of Chandel district in Manipur
|Founded by||Pakan tribes|
|• Total||521 km2 (201 sq mi)|
|• Density||21.83/km2 (56.5/sq mi)|
|• Official||English, Anal (Pakan) Lamkang (Pakan) and other local languages|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MN-BI|
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chandel one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the three districts in Manipur currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Chandel district has a population of 144,028, roughly equal to the nation of Saint Lucia. This gives it a ranking of 602nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 43 inhabitants per square kilometre (110/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.72%. Chandel has a sex ratio of 932 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.85%.
Languages spoken include Anal (Pakan), Lamkang and Meitei language in the Headquarter. Anāl, Lamkang, Moyon and Monsang tribe are dominant in the district headquarter and Aimol, a Sino-Tibetan tongue with less than 2500 speakers, written in the Latin script; and Anal, which is also Sino-Tibetan and spoken by approximately 14,000 Indians, and more in Myanmar (and which should not be confused with the Anus language).
Flora and fauna
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- Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Saint Lucia 161,557 July 2011 est.
- M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Aimol: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
- M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Anal: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
- Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Manipur". Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.