Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by the Indian states of Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south and Assam to the west.
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Manipur Facts for Kids
The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi). Meitei language (officially known as Manipuri language) is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. During the days of the British Indian Empire, the Kingdom of Manipur was one of the princely states.
- It is surrounded by blue mountains, at an elevation of 790 metres (2,590 ft) above sea level. The slope of the valley is from north to south.
- The mountain ranges create a moderated climate, preventing the cold winds from the north from reaching the valley and barring cyclonic storms.
- The state has four major river basins: the Barak River Basin (Barak Valley) to the west, the Manipur River Basin in central Manipur, the Yu River Basin in the east, and a portion of the Lanye River Basin in the north.
This north-eastern corner of India enjoys a generally amiable climate, though the winters can be chilly. The maximum temperature in the summer months is 32 °C (90 °F). The coldest month is January, and the warmest July. Manipur is already experiencing climate change. Climate change, especially changes in temperature and weather are hurting small farmers in the state
Manipur acts as India's "Gateway to the East" through Moreh and Tamu towns, the land route for trade between India and Burma and other countries in Southeast Asia.
Manipur's climate and soil conditions make it ideally suited for horticultural crops. Growing there are rare and exotic medicinal and aromatic plants
Daily meals are based on rice, with a few side dishes of vegetables, fish and meat
The religious groups of the Meitei speaking people include Sanamahists, Hindus, Meitei Christians and Meitei Pangals.
Manipur dance also known as Jagoi, is one of the major Indian classical dance forms, named after the state of Manipur.
Mukna is a popular form of wrestling.
Mukna Kangjei, or Khong Kangjei, is a game which combines the arts of mukna (wrestling hockey) and Kangjei (Cane Stick) to play the ball made of seasoned bamboo roots.
Flashcards are a great learning tool for kids. Small chunks of information are easy to memorise. Kids learn very easily this. Do take a look at the India State and Capital Flashcards as a method to learn about various states of India
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She has worked with parents, students, and school leaders on various skill development and leadership programs. She also writes as a freelancer in the area of parenting and child development.