Her folk dances reveal the mythological concept of creation of Manipur.
Having a varied and proud history from the earliest times, Manipur came under the British Rule as a Princely State after the defeat in the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891. After independence of India in 1947, the Princely State of Manipur was merged in the Indian Union on October 15,1949 and became a full-fledged State of India on the 21th January, 1972 with a Legislative Assembly of 60 seats of which 20 are reserved for Scheduled Tribe and 1 reserved for Scheduled Caste. The State is represented in the Lok Sabha by two members and by one member in the Rajya Sabha.
Manipur at a Glance or Facts about Manipur.
|State Emblem||Kangla Shaa|
|State Game||Manipuri Polo|
|State Flower||Siroi Lily|
|Density of Population(per Sq Km.)||82|
|Literacy Rate (Male)||86.5%|
|Literacy Rate (Female)||73.2%|
|Altitude||790 mtrs. above MSL (Imphal)|
|Latitude||23.830N to 25.680N|
|Longitude||93.030E to 94.780E|
|Rainfall||1467.5 mm (Avg.)|
|Rainy Season||May to October|
|Schedule Tribes||33 (Recongised by Government)|
|Assembly Constituencies||60(40 General, 19 ST, 1 SC)|
|Parliamentary Constituencies||2(One for Inner and One for Outer)|
|National Highways||3(39-Indo-Myanmar road, 53-New Cachar Road, 150-Jessami-Tipaimukh Road)|