Imphal West is one of the nine districts in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur. The district is located in the central part of the state and covers an area of 519 square kilometers.
The history of Imphal West is intertwined with the history of Manipur itself. Manipur, located at the crossroads of India and Southeast Asia, has a rich and diverse history. The region was ruled by various indigenous tribes and kingdoms before it came under British rule in the 19th century. After independence, Manipur became a part of India in 1949.
Imphal West, as a separate administrative district, was created in 1997 by bifurcating the old Imphal district. The district has a number of historically significant sites, including the Kangla Fort, which was the seat of power of the Manipuri kings for centuries, and the Imphal War Cemetery, which commemorates the sacrifices made by soldiers during World War II.
Imphal West is located in the central part of Manipur and is bounded by Imphal East district to the east, Thoubal district to the south, Bishnupur district to the west, and Senapati district to the north. The district is situated in the Imphal Valley, which is surrounded by hills on all sides. The district is drained by several rivers, including the Imphal, Nambul, and Sekmai.
The district has a tropical monsoon climate, with heavy rainfall during the monsoon season from May to September. The winter season, from November to February, is mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C. The summer season, from March to June, is hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.
As of the 2011 census, the population of Imphal West was 514,683. The district has a population density of 991 people per square kilometer, which is higher than the state average of 122 people per square kilometer. The sex ratio of the district is 976 females for every 1000 males, which is higher than the state average of 992 females for every 1000 males.
The district is home to a number of indigenous tribes, including the Meitei, Nagas, Kukis, and Pangals. The Meiteis are the dominant community in the district and make up about 60% of the population. The district also has a significant Muslim population, with the Pangals, a community of Manipuri Muslims, accounting for about 7% of the population.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy of Imphal West. The district is known for its paddy fields and produces a variety of crops, including rice, maize, pulses, and vegetables. Horticulture is also an important source of income, with the district producing fruits such as oranges, pineapples, and bananas.
Apart from agriculture, the district also has a small-scale industrial sector, which includes the manufacture of handloom and handicraft products. The district is also home to a number of small and medium-scale enterprises, including manufacturing units for textiles, pharmaceuticals, and electronics.
The culture of Imphal West is a blend of various indigenous traditions and modern influences. The Meitei culture, which is the dominant culture in the district, is characterized by its rich literature, music, dance, and art. The Meiteis are known for their traditional attire, which includes the phanek, a wraparound skirt worn.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|1||Imphal West||Imphal West||Manipur|