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About Samurou

Samurou is s small town as well a nagar panchayat located in the Imphal West district in Manipur. Samurou has held an important place in the history of Manipur (Kangleipak) from the ancient times. Samurou was also the birth place of Chigong, one of the seven scholars (Maichous) of Manipur.  There are also some beautiful tourist spots located in and around the city of Samurou.

Demography of Samurou

According to the census 2011, the total population of Samurou is 14,232 and out of which 50% are males and 50% are females. The average literacy rate of Samurou is 66%. The male literacy rate is 78% and the female literacy rate is 55%.

Tourism in Samurou

Kangla Fort

Samurou is also a popular tourist destination located in the state of Manipur. Many tourists visit this amazing place to explore the various tourist spots located nearby. The most famous tourist attraction located in and around the Samurou includes Kangla Fort. The fort is a major historical tourist place near Samurou. The town also has beautiful two Ibudhou Pakhangba temples located at Samurou Makha Leikai and Samurou Awang Leikai. Other important tourist spot located here are Kangla Fort,Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple, Waithou Tourist Home, Chingamathak Haoground, Kaina Temple and East Garden.

Services in Samurou

Samurou is one of the important cities in Manipur. Being an important city, Samurou is very well equipped with all the utility and emergency facilities like Banks and ATMs, Post office, Police and Hospitals. Mentioned below are the contact details of the utility and emergency services of Samurou.


State Bank of India
Address: Imphal, Manipur 795003
Manipur State Cooperative Bank
Nambol, Manipur 795134

Axis Bank Ltd
Address: Paona Bazar
Imphal, Manipur 795001

Post Office

Singjamei Post office
Address: Indo-Myanmar Rd
Imphal, Manipur 795008

Nearby HospitalsServices in Samurou

Nambol Hospital
Address: NH 150 , Laitonjam Khori Leikai
Nambol, Manipur - 795134

Mother's Care Children Hospital and Research Centre
Address: Moirang Leirak , Sagolband
Imphal, Manipur - 795001

Leirik Memorial Womens's Hospital
Address: Sangaiprou Makha Leikai
NH 150 , Imphal, Manipur 795140

Apex Hospital
Address: Kwakeithel-Khagempalli Rd
Malom Tulihal, Haobam Marak Chingtham Leikai
Imphal, Manipur 795003


  • SP (Imphal West): 0385-2450159 / 9436023018 / 8729826558
  • Addl. SP (Imphal West): 9402882416
  • Addl. SP (Imphal West): 9862497906, 9402881525

How to reach Samurou

How to reach Samurou

Samurou can be easily accessed by roadways. The town is located about 16kms from Imphal. There are regular bus and taxi service from Imphal to Samurou. The town does not have a railway station. The nearest rail link is the Jiribam Railway Station located about 227kms from Samurou. The town of Samurou also has no airports. The nearest airport is the Imphal International Airport.

Samurou Facts and Figures

  • Latitude: 24.672oN
  • Longitude: 93.93oE
  • Population (2011): 14,232
  • Official Languages: Meiteilon (Manipuri)
  • Time Zone : IST (UTC+5:30)

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