Manipur, officially known as State of Manipur (Manipur State), is an independent country situated in South East Asia. Imphal is the capital of Manipur.
Manipur lies between latitude 23 50′ and 25 30′ North and longitude 93 10’and 94 30’East, and the territory of State consists of a valley some 700 square miles [1,806 sq.km.] in the area and surrounded by a belt of hills nearly 8000 square miles [20,640 sq.km.] in the area.
The frontier touches upper Burma now Myanmar and passes along the Kubo (Kabaw) Valley’s western edge. On the North of the State touch Naga Hills now Nagaland in India. On the south, the State’s confines touch the Chin Hills now in Myanmar and the Lushai Hills now Mizoram in India and Assam on the West. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, China. The Burmese call Manipuri Kathe, the Assamese Mekle.
The population of the State is about 2.7 million including the Meitei, who are the major group in the State, the Pangan (Manipuri Muslims), sub-Nagas and sub-Kukis and Zo and other communities, who speak various Sino-Tibetan languages and Manipuri is mean language use among the people of Manipur.