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Imphal

Administration
Native ameImphal
Typecapital
StateManipur
DistrictImphal West, Imphal East
Geography
Altitude786 m
Demography
Total Population217275 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode795xxx
Telephone3852

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Imphal is the capital of the Indian state of Manipur.

In the heart of the town and surrounded by a moat, are ruins of the old Palace of Kangla. Kangla Fort used to be the home of the Assam Rifles, a paramilitary force and on November 2004 it was handed over to state of Manipur by Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Another place of historical interest is the Polo Ground which is the oldest existing polo ground in the world. Near the Polo Ground is the Manipur State Museum, which has a collection of old artifacts and pictures depicting the history of Manipur. 'Ima Keithel' at Khwairamband Bazar is the only market in the world where, as the name suggests, all the stalls are run by women.

In 1944 during World War II the Battle of Imphal, along with the simultaneous Battle of Kohima, was the turning point in the Burma Campaign. For the first time in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II the Japanese lost the initiative to the Allies, who retained it until the end of the war.

On 18 June 1997, the Imphal district was split into Imphal East and Imphal West.

On 21 October 2008, Imphal was struck by a large scale terror attack allegedly carried out by Manipuri insurgents fighting for to regain sovereignty from India.


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