Ukhrul

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Ukhrul
Town
Partial view of north-eastern Ukhrul
Partial view of north-eastern Ukhrul
Ukhrul is located in Manipur
Ukhrul
Ukhrul
Location in Manipur, India
Ukhrul is located in India
Ukhrul
Ukhrul
Ukhrul (India)
Coordinates: 25°07′00″N 94°22′00″E / 25.11667°N 94.36667°E / 25.11667; 94.36667Coordinates: 25°07′00″N 94°22′00″E / 25.11667°N 94.36667°E / 25.11667; 94.36667
Country India
State Manipur
DistrictUkhrul district
Elevation
1,662 m (5,453 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total92,000
Language(s)
 • OfficialMeitei (officially called Manipuri)[a][2]
 • RegionalTangkhul
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registrationMN
Sex ratio1002 /
Websitewww.ukhrul.nic.in

Ukhrul/Hunphun (Meitei pronunciation:/ˈuːkˌɹəl or ˈuːkˌɹʊl/[b][2]) is a town in the state of Manipur, India. Ukhrul is the home of the Tangkhul Nagas. It is the administrative headquarter of the Ukhrul district. There are also four sub-divisions in the district for administering the villages in and around it. The villages, however, are governed by the 'village heads'.

Geography[edit]

Ukhrul is located at 25°07′N 94°22′E / 25.12°N 94.37°E / 25.12; 94.37.[3] It has an average elevation of 1,662 m (5,453 ft) above sea level. It has a wet summer and cold, dry winter.

Politics[edit]

There have been two Ukhrul chief ministers (Yangmaso Shaiza and Rishang Keishing), as well as other leaders such as Rungsung Suisa and Thuingaleng Muivah. Ukhrul is part of Outer Manipur.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meitei language (officially known as Manipuri language) is the official language of Manipur. Other regional languages of different places in Manipur may either be predominantly spoken or not in their respective places but "Meitei" is always officially used.
  2. ^ Meitei language (officially known as Manipuri language) is the official language of Manipur. Other regional languages of different places in Manipur may either be predominantly spoken or not in their respective places but "Meitei" is always officially used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ District Census Handbook: Ukhrul
  2. ^ a b "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 47th report (July 2008 to June 2010)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. p. 78. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ukhrul
  4. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Manipur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 7 October 2008.[permanent dead link]