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Mapum

Mapum

Àpura
Village
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Mapum
Location in Ukhrul, Manipur, India
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Mapum
Mapum (India)
Coordinates: 25°04′41″N94°30′26″E / 25.07806°N 94.50722°E / 25.07806; 94.50722 Coordinates: 25°04′41″N94°30′26″E / 25.07806°N 94.50722°E / 25.07806; 94.50722
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
Ukhrul Manipur
Ukhrul Ukhrul
Government
  Type Panchayati raj (India)
  Body Gram panchayat
Population
  Total1,117
Aputo and tangkhul tui
  Official Tangkhul (Mapum tui)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registration MN
Nearest city Ukhrul
Literacy90.5
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
UkhrulUkhrul
Website manipur.gov.in

Mapum is a village located east of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village is about 28 kilometers from Ukhrul and is partially connected by National Highway 150 that connects Imphal and Kohima via Ukhrul and Jessami and Imphal to Kamjong via Shangshak. The village is flanked by Pushing in the south west, Sihai in the north, Zingsui East, Ronshak in the south East, and Khangkhui in the west. Locally, the inhabitants speak Mapum tui (Àpudo). Mapum is rich in culture and original "Mayong pasi" (head gear) is made in it.

Ukhrul Place in Manipur, India

Ukhrul/Hunphun is a town in Ukhrul district in the state of Manipur, India. Ukhrul district is the home of the Tangkhul Naga. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ukhrul district. There are also four sub-divisions in the district for administering the villages in and around it. The villages, however, are governed by the 'village heads'.

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.

Jessami village in Manipur, India

Jessami is a town in Ukhrul district, Manipur, India. Jessami is a border town in the extreme north of Manipur State and borders with Meluri, a border town of Nagaland State. Being nearer to Nagaland, the town earlier used to get electricity from Nagaland. The government of Manipur installed a 33 KV Sub-Power station in 2011 to supply power from Manipur. The village was in the news recently because of a fatal accident that claimed 13 lives when the bus they were travelling met with an accident.

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Total population

According to 2011 census, [1] Mapum has 251 households with the total of 1117 people of which 562 are male and 555 are female. Of the total population, 53 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 988 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average of 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 77.16.40% which is higher than the state average 76.94%. Male literacy rate stands at 84.96% while female literacy rate was 69.36%.

People and occupation

The village is home to people of Tangkhul Naga tribe. All the inhabitants are Christians. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants. The village is best known for its original hand-made headgear/headband known as "Mayongpasi" ( head gear)which is specially worn during Tangkhul Naga cultural festival.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "Mapum population". Census 2011. Retrieved 2015-10-11.