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{{About|the municipality in Manipur, India|its namesake district|Churachandpur district}}
{{Infobox Indian jurisdiction <!-- See [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian cities]] for details -->
|native_name = Lamka
|type = town
|locator_position = left
|state_name = Manipur
|district = [[Churachandpur district|Churachandpur]]
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|population_as_of = 2001
|population_total = 2, 23,866
|population_density = 39
|area_total = 4570
|area_telephone = 03874
|postal_code = 795128
|vehicle_code_range = MN
|sex_ratio = 1034 females per 1000 males
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'''Churachandpur''', originally & locally known as Lamka, town is the district headquarters of [[Churachandpur district]] in [[Manipur]]. "Due to its commercial origins, Lamka is the most multi-ethnic and [[Multicultural|cosmopolitan]] hill town in Manipur. During WW II, Lamka did not escape Japanese bombing; but it enjoyed about five decades of quiet and peaceful progress in the post-War period. Especially during the 1970s and '80s, Lamka was an "island of peace" which exerted a magnetic pull for many moneyed investors seeking good profit.
Lamka district boasts a high [[literacy rate]] of 74.67% (2001 Census), above the state literacy average of 68.87% and the Indian average of 64%.
The town is served by a combination of state government high schools, competitive private schools and Central Government run Higher Secondary Schools namely.
Lalpuithluai Foundation is one of the few schools in Lamka district to offer Computer Science as an additional subject.<ref>
{{cite web
|title=High Schools having Computer Science as an Additional Subject in HSLC Examination
}}</ref> Most of the schools are affiliated to Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BSEM). Few of the schools like St. Paul's Institute are now affiliated to [[CBSE]]. Mount Olive Elementary School Simveng has a unique reputation of imparting basic education to children below the age of 5 using Multimedia technology in all their Kindergarten Classes.
Lamka has two government degree colleges - [[Churachandpur College]] and [[Lamka College]]. Affiliated to [[Manipur University]], all the local colleges offer several Three Year Degree (TDC) courses in science and [[liberal arts]]. Bethany Christian College is the oldest among private colleges in Lamka. [[Rayburn College]], Sielmat Christian Higher Secondary School, VK Tawna College, Mangminthang College of Arts & Commerce, Bethany Christian College are some of the private Institutions that impart education at the Higher Secondary Level.
it is a place where different ethnic groups of people are living together.
The district is inhabited by several tribes such as [[Paite_people|Paite]], Tedim Chin, [[Thadou]], [[Hmar]], [[Mizo people|Mizo]], [[Vaiphei people|Vaiphei]], [[Gangte]], [[Zou people (India)|Zou]], [[Simte people|Simte]], [[Kom people (India)|Kom]] and other Chin-Kuki-Mizo-ZOMI ethnic peoples. Each tribe has a distinct social order as well as community laws. The system of hereditary chiefship as well as community ownership of village land is prevalent in the district. In case of hereditary chiefship the chief is all-powerful as he controls not only the economy of the village through his ownership of the land but exercises social control over the households in the village. An overwhelming majority of the tribal population has converted to Christianity. Christianity has not materially changed the social order but was the critical faith in bringing to an end the head-hunting wars and savagery that characterized early tribal societies. Education rapidly spread through English medium schools. In the last hundred years the society has undergone radical change from the past. All tribal societies are patriarchal, but the women are not discriminated against. They play a significant role in agriculture and animal husbandry, besides being actively involved in weaving.
Meitei, the major community of Manipur,constitute a small section of the population of the district,are largely involve in trade and other commercial activities.
The town has grown considerably fast in the past few years with the addition of thousands of cars and bikes (quarterly) in the town as reported by the transport department. The population has grown massively due to the influx of people from small villages, coming in and settling down in search of a better life and education for their children.The hospitality department is also not left behind with the opening of new hotels like Hotel Venus which is in Go Chin Khup veng, New Lamka and Jessy guest house in old bazaar. It was just yesterday when there was no proper accommodation infrastructure for travelers but now with the investment in Hotels, the town has become popular with businessmen as they try to seek out more areas for investment. The only hindrance to development is the insurgency and rampant corruption that has destabilize the whole region from poor infrastructure to poor planning by the officials.
Lamka is part of the [[Outer Manipur (Lok Sabha constituency)|Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency]].
The neareast airport to the town is [[Tulihal Airport]] which is {{convert|60|km|mi}} from the main town. There is proper Road connectivity from the Airport to the town.
The town is yet to be reached by the development in Train Transportation. The nearest railway station is [[Dimapur]] and [[Guwahati]].
National Highway No. 150 also known as [[Tipaimukh Road]] passes through the heart of the town on its way to Mizoram. Teddim Road Connects the town with [[Imphal]] City, Guite Road also connects the town with the neighboring state [[Mizoram]].
==External links==
* [ Lamka Weather Station]
* [ Latest Lamka News]
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[[Category:Cities and towns in Churachandpur district]]
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Reporter Information
Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 05:09:46 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 05:09:46 PM #101611
Bradley (anonymous)