|— district —|
|• Total||496 km2 (192 sq mi)|
|• Density||21.83/km2 (56.5/sq mi)|
|• Official||Meiteilon (Manipuri)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MN-BI|
Chandel district (formerly known as Tengnoupal district) is one of the 9 districts of Manipur state in northeastern India. As of 2011 it is the second least populous district in the state, after Tamenglong.
History[edit | edit source]
This district came in to existence on 13 May 1974. In 1983, it was renamed as Chandel district.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Economy[edit | edit source]
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chandel one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the three districts in Manipur currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Divisions[edit | edit source]
Initially the district comprised 3 sub-divisions: Chandel, Tengnaupal and Chakpikarong. After re-organization, the district currently comprises four sub-divisions: Moreh, Chandel, Chakpikarong and Machi.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
According to the 2011 census Chandel district has a population of 144,028 , roughly equal to the nation of Saint Lucia. This gives it a ranking of 602nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 43 inhabitants per square kilometre (110 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.72 %. Chandel has a sex ratio of 932 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.85 %.
Languages[edit | edit source]
Languages spoken include Aimol, a Sino-Tibetan tongue with less than 3000 speakers, written in the Latin script; and Anal, which is also Sino-Tibetan and spoken by approximately 14 000 Indians, and more in Myanmar (and which should not be confused with the Anus language).
Flora and fauna[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. http://www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/brgf_BackgroundNote.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Saint Lucia 161,557 July 2011 est."
- ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Aimol: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=aim. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Anal: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=anm. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Manipur". http://oldwww.wii.gov.in/envis/envis_pa_network/page_states_ut.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
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