Khangkhui

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Khangkhui
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Khangkhui
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Khangkhui
Khangkhui (India)
Coordinates: 25°03′41″N94°24′50″E / 25.06139°N 94.41389°E / 25.06139; 94.41389 Coordinates: 25°03′41″N94°24′50″E / 25.06139°N 94.41389°E / 25.06139; 94.41389
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Population
  Total 1,483
Languages
  Official Tangkhul (Khangkhui tui)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795142
Vehicle registration MN
Nearest city Ukhrul Kohima
Literacy 91.09%
Lok Sabha constituency Outer Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ukhrul
Website manipur.gov.in

Khangkhui is a Tangkhul Naga village in the North-eastern part of Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. The village is about 16 kilometer from Ukhrul District headquarters. The village is flanked by Choithar in the west, Nungshong in the south, Pushing in the east and Langdang and Shirui in the north.

Ukhrul district district in Manipur, India

Ukhrul is a district in the north eastern state of Manipur in India. It lies about 84 kilometres (52 mi) north east of Imphal.

Manipur State in North-east India

Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi) and has a population of almost 3 million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, the Pangals or the Pangans, Kuki, and Naga people, who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages. Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, China, Siberia, Micronesia and Polynesia, enabling migration of people, cultures, and religions.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

It is well known for its ancient limestone cave locally called Khangkhui Mangsor. This pre-historic cave is one of the tourist attractions of Ukhrul district. The excavation carried out by Shri O. Kumar Singh (Superintendent of the State Archaeology Department of Manipur) at the Khangkhui Cave yielded evidence of habitation of Stone Age communities [1]

People and Place

Khangkhui village has two settlements, Khangkhui Khullen (Old settlement) and Khangkhui Phungdhar (New settlement). According to 2011 census, [2] [3] the two settlements have together have 289 households with the total population of 1483 persons. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the populace. Literacy rate of the village is 91.09%.

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References

  1. TC Sharma (1985) "Studies in the Sources of Pre-History of Manipur and Nagaland" pp. 13-18 in SN Pandey (ed.) Sources of the History of Manipur, Imphal: Manipur University
  2. "Khangkhui Phungcham population". Census 2011. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  3. "Khangkhui phungdhar population". Census 2011. Retrieved 2015-09-20.