* Manipur was a union territory from 1956 and became a stage 1972 onwards.
* Manipur is surrounded by Nagaland, Mizoram, Burma and Assam and in the north, south, east and west respectively. The capital city of Manipur is Imphal. Imphal is the most important city in Manipur state.
* The people of primary ethnic group, Meetai, form nearly 60 percent of the total population. Other ethnic groups include Naga, Pangal, Kuki, etc.
* Hill area is 92% while the valley area is just 8%.
* Sports Polo is said to have originated from Manipur. The British made this game very popular.
* There is a historic trade routes between India and Myanmar (Burma) and also served as the arena for battle between the Azad Hind Force and the Britishers.
* The origin of most of the tribes in Manipur is Tibeto-Burman. The most spoken language in Manipur is Meeteilon. Ningol Chakouba, Kut, Kang (Rath Yatra of Manipur), Heikru Hidongba and Lai haraoba, etc. are the major Festivals.
* The Barak River is the largest river in Manipur.
* Imphal is well connected with Guwahati, Silchar and Kolkata by Air. The nearest railway station is Dimapur.
* As per the royal chronicle, or Cheitharol Kumbaba, the region of Manipur, India, was established in the 1st century AD. It was a former kingdom, formed by the unification of ten clans under the Ningthouja clan.
* The king of Manipur pricely state Bodchandra singh signed the instrument of accession in 1949 and merged manipur into indian union.