Manipur is located in the extreme northeastern corner
of India between 23.80°N to 25.68°N latitude
and 93.03°E to 94.78°E longitude, and literally
meaning "A Jeweled land", it occupies a total
area of 22,327 sq. km. Of its total area, about ninetenths
(20,089 sq. km.) constitute the hills which surround
the remaining one-tenth (2238 sq. km.), the central
valley of alluvial filling. It is bounded by Nagaland
on the north, Assam on the west and Mizoram on the south.
Along the east it shares a 398 km. long international
boundary with Myanmar.The altitude varies from 40 m
above Mean sea level (MSL) (Jiribam) to 2593 m above
MSL (Tamenglong). Imphal, the centrally located State
Capital, has an elevation of 790 m above MSL.