About JiribamJiribam is an important town located in the Imphal East district in Manipur. Jiribam is situated on the western most boundary of Manipur, adjacent to the Cachar district of Assam. The town is also known as the western gate of Manipur. There different tribes belonging to various communities inhabiting in the state such as Meitei-Pangan, Meteis, Bengalis, Nagas, Kukis, Tangkhul, Thadou, Kabui, Hmar and many more. Jiribam is also one of the rapidly growing towns in Manipur. The name of the town is derived from the Jiri River that runs through the city. The meaning of Jiribam is an inhabited area around the Jiri River.
History of JiribamJiribam history basically starts with the colonial rule. In the beginning of the 19th century, large number tribes and people of other religions started migrating to the river side area. During this era, the Jiri River was very famous and Jiribam was an important trade centre. Maharaja Churachand, who was then a minor, ruled the entire region from 1891 - 1941. The Manipur State Durbar, in the year 1907 was established to help the Maharaja in the administration of the region. From 1941 - 1955 AD, Maharaja Budhachandra Singh, his son Singh ruled the area. Jiribam became a Mauzar in the year 1940, and in the year in 1950 the office of the Mauzardar of Jiribam was converted into S.D.C. office. Post-independence, on 2nd September 1949, the Government of India and the Maharaja of Manipur signed an agreement and on 15th October 1949, Manipur was merged with Indian Union. Under the union Territories Act, 1956, Manipur become one of the union Territories. Imphal city became the capital of Manipur.
Geography of JiribamJiribam is situated in the Imphal East of the state. The town lies between 24.80oN latitude and 93.12oE longitude. It is located at an altitude of about 30 meters above the sea level. Jiribam is about 220 from the Imphal and about 215 km from the district headquarters Porompat. Jiri River is the main river that flows through the city.
Climate of JiribamJiribam experiences mainly three seasons namely rainy season, Dry season, and Cold weather season. Due to its tropical location, the town enjoys moderate climate. The town falls under the direct influence of Southwest monsoon and the rainfall here is more to other places of the state. About 90% of the rainfall is in the form of precipitation. The dry season here starts from May to June. These are the hottest months of the year. The autumn season here starts from September to November.
Demography of JiribamAccording to the 2011 census, the total population of Jiribam is 7343 out of which 3,824 are males and 3,519 are females. The average literacy rate here is 88.80 %. Out of total population of the town about 2,912 people are engaged in work or business activity.
Tourism of JiribamJiribam is also a popular travel destination in Manipur. Jiribam is also known as Jirighat. It is a place of natural beauty and greenery. The people of this place are very ecofriendly and continuously work to conserve the beauty, natural resources and wealth of the region. There are many important tourist attraction located in this beautiful city.
Tourist Places in JiribamJiribam is blessed with pleasant climate and exotic locations. Some of the notable tourist places in and around the town of Jiribam are:
Jirighat Tea Estate
Manipur is known for its tea gardens and tea production since years. Tea cultivation favorable here because of its climatic condition, geographical location of the place and soil. A modern tea factory is being established in Jiribam , considering the increase in productivity and income from sale of green tea leaf. This tea garden is also a source of income for the local people. The visitors enjoy watching this beautiful gardens and also buying fresh tea from here.
Ningshing Khubham is a memorial located in Jiribam. This is also known as Ancestral Heroes Complex. There are statutes of Bir Tikendrajit, Paona Brajabashi, Meitei Lai and Thangal General in the complex. On the 13th August every year Patriots Day is celebrated here.
It is also another tourist place in Jiribam. Rubber Garden here is a rubber cultivation farm at Jiribam. Thousands of rubber trees have been planted here till date. During the dry season in Jiribam, the production of raw rubber is the maximum. The vistors can visit the garden and can and understand the entire rubber cultivation process.
Jiribam Horticulture Farm
Jiribam Horticulture farm is a place of cultivating Cashew Nut crop. It is a must visit place for the visitors where they can see the cultivation of fresh fruits and nuts. The sight of the farm is very beautiful.
Jiribam Kali Mandir
Jiribam Kali Mandir is another popular tourist place in Jiribam, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Durga Puja is very grandly celebrated in the temple.
Public Utility Services in JiribamJiribam is a major town in Manipur. Being an important town Jiribam provides all the required services to its people like banking, postal and electricity services. Jiribam also offers emergency services like hospitals and Police to the people of the region.
BankUnited Bank of India
IFSC Code: UTBI0JBM360
Branch Code: JBM360
Address: Babu Para, Jiribam, Manipur- 795116
Phone no: 03876- 221214
Police StationJiribam Police Station
Address: NH 53, Jiribam, Manipur-795116
- SP Imphal East: 0385-2461790 / 9436682898
- Addl. SP Imphal East: 9612962868
How to Reach Jiribam
Jiribam hs no direct flight connection. The nearest air link is the Kumigram Airport, in Silchar(Assam) located about 50 kms from Jiribam. The Impahl international airport is about 225 km from Jiribam.
The first Railway station of Manipur is located in Jiribam. It is the only town in Manipur to have a railway station. Under project unigauge, the metre gauge track from Lumding to Silchar is being converted to broad gauge. Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail project is being executed and is expected to complete by 2018 and it will Imphal and Jiribam.
The Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar Highway or the National Highway 53 connects jirbam with the other states of Northeast. The Imphal-Jiribam Ghat road is green and beautiful with several tribal restaurants on the way. Taxi and Bus facility is easily available from Imphal and Assam to Jiribam.
Jiribam Facts and Figures
- Latitude: 24.80oN
- Longitude: 93.12oE
- Population (2011): 7343
- Official Languages: Meiteilon (Manipuri)
- Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)