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Shirui

Shiroi
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Shirui
Location in Manipur, India
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Shirui
Shirui (India)
Coordinates: 25°07′44″N94°25′09″E / 25.12889°N 94.41917°E / 25.12889; 94.41917 Coordinates: 25°07′44″N94°25′09″E / 25.12889°N 94.41917°E / 25.12889; 94.41917
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Population
  Total1,018
Languages
  Official Tangkhul (Shirui tui)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registration MN
Nearest city Ukhrul Kohima
Literacy95.49%
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ukhrul
Website manipur.gov.in

Shirui also misnomerly called 'Shiroy'/Shiroi is a village located north of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village is 15 kilometers from Ukhrul. National Highway 150 Imphal-Kohima via Jessami passes through the village. The village is divided into two parts Shirui ato and Shirui aze, however, both the parts are under one chief. Shirui is famous for the rich and flora found on Shirui Kashong or Shirui peak and especially for blooming of the rare Lilium mackliniae during the start of Monsoon. [1] The village is flanked by Ukhrul in the west, Langdang in the south, Mapum in the east, Sihai in the North east and Lunghar in the north. Locally inhabitants speak Shirui dialect which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family.

Ukhrul Place in Manipur, India

Ukhrul/Hunphun is a town in the state of Manipur, India. Ukhrul is the home of the Tangkhul Naga. It is the administrative headquarter 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; 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, Naga tribes, Kuki/Zo tribes and other communities, 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.

Imphal Metropolitan City in Manipur, India

Imphal ([ɪmˈfɑl] , is the capital city of the Indian state of Manipur. Ruins of the Palace of Kangla, the royal seat of the erstwhile Kingdom of Manipur, are in the city metropolitan centre, surrounded by a moat.

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Total population

According to 2011 census, [2] Shirui ato has 100 households with the total of 472 people of which 296 are male and 176 are female. Of the total population, 49 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of Shirui ato is 595 female to 1000 male which is lower than the state average of 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 90.31%. Male literacy rate stands at 93.02% while female literacy rate was 86.06%.

As per 2011 census, [3] Shirui aze has 184 households with the total of 793 people of which 393 are male and 400 are female. Of the total population, 106 were in the age group of 0–6 years. The average sex ratio of Shirui aze is 1018 female to 1000 male which is higher than the state average of 985. The literacy rate of the village stands at 95.49%. Male literacy rate stands at 98.27% while female literacy rate was 92.65%.

People and occupation

The village is home to people of Tangkhul Naga tribe. Majority of the inhabitants are Christians. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants. Shirui Lily is the state flower of Manipur state. [4]

Due to unchecked deforestation and climate change, the population of the wild flower is said to be depleting every year [5] and has been tagged as an endangered flower. [6] Every year, the village hosts a week long festival called the Shirui Lily week to showcase the rich Tangkhul traditional cuisines and attires, flower show, painting competition and entertainment programmes as an attempt to spread awareness to safeguard the rare flower. [7]

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References

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  2. "Shirui ato population". Census 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. "Shirui aze population". Census 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
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