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Bishnupur district
—  district  —

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Bishnupur district
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°38′N 93°46′E / 24.633, 93.767Coordinates: 24°38′N 93°46′E / 24.633, 93.767
Country Flag of India.svg India
State Manipur
Headquarters Bishnupur
 • Total 496 km2 (192 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 240,363
 • Density 21.83/km2 (56.5/sq mi)
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MN-BI

Bishnupur district (Bishnupriya Manipuri: বিষ্ণুপুর)is the district of Manipur state in northeastern India with the smallest area.

Origin of nameEdit

Its name is derived from a Vishnu Temple located at Lamangdong.


Bishnupur town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Other major towns in this district are: Nambol, Moirang and Kumbi.


According to the 2011 census Bishnupur district has a population of 240,363 ,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[2] This gives it a ranking of 583rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 485 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,260 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.36 %.[1] Bishnupur has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 76.35 %.[1]


Primary language spoken is Meiteilon. Other languages spoken include Aimol, a Sino-Tibetan tongue with less than 3000 speakers, written in the Latin script.[3]

Flora and faunaEdit

In 1977 Bishnupur district became home to Keibul Lamjao National Park, which has an area of 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi).[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Aimol: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  4. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Manipur". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

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