07 April 2017 Current Affairs: The Keibul Lamjao National Park, placed in the Loktak Lake in Manipur, India, is known as the single floating national park in the world.
The region is defined by 'phumdis', a Manipuri word relating to floating mats of soil and vegetation.
Among various animal species, the park is a roof to the brow-antlered deer, which is regionally known as the 'Sangai'.
The park which was initially declared to be a sanctuary in 1966, was subsequently declared to be a national park in 1977 through a gazette notification.
Area: 40 km2 (15 sq mi)
Established : 28 March 1977.