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Moirang is a city and a municipal council in Bishnupur District in the Indianmarker state of Manipurmarker.Moirang is a town situated in the north east of Indiamarker, 45 km from Imphalmarker, Manipurmarker. The Moirang C.D. Block came into existence on 4 April 1985 with its headquarters at Moirang Khunou about 1.5 km from the Kumbi main road. It has an area of 269 kmĀ² with a population of 62,187 (BPL Survey) in 67 villages.

Loktak Lakemarker, the biggest fresh water lake in the North East Indian region and Keibul Lamjao National Parkmarker are situated in this district. There are 12 Gram Panchayats in this block.

Archeologically, the town of Moirang is famous for the ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity, Lord Thangjing. The graceful Khamba-Thoibi dance also originated here at Moirang. There is a village called Ngangkhaleikai where the old cloth used by Khamba and Nongban are still preserved. This is a very important village of Moirang.

During World War II, Moirang was the headquarters of Azad Hind Fauz.Colonel Malik of the Indian National Army, (INA) hoisted the Tricolour for the first time on Indian soil on 14 April 1944, in Moirang with the help of Manipuris like Shri Mairembam Koireng Singh and others who were members of the INA. The museum here displays some wartime relics and photographs.

Geography

Moirang is located at . It has an average elevation of 766 metres (2513 feet).

Demographics

 India census, Moirang had a population of 16,684. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Moirang has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 55%. In Moirang, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Politics

Moirang is part of Inner Manipur .

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