Aizawl district


Aizawl district

Aizawl district is one of the 11 districts of Mizoram state in India. The district is bounded on the north by Kolasib district and Cachar district of Assam state, on the west by Mamit district, on the south by Lunglei and Serchhip districts and on the east by Champhai district and Churachandpur district of Manipur state. The district has an area of 3576.31 km2. The headquarters of the district is Aizawl city, the capital of Mizoram.

Origin of name

The district is named after the headquarters of the district, Aizawl city. In Mizo language, "ai" refers to a type of fruit and "zawl" means 'plain,' or 'flat'. The name of the city was probably derived from the abundance of the 'ai' fruit in a place at the centre of the city.

Demography

According to the census of 2001 total population of the district is 339,812, out of which male population is 173,930 and female population is 165,882. The literacy rate as per the same census is 96.64% (male 97.20% and female 96.06%).

Divisions

The district has 5 R.D. Blocks, Aibawk, Darlawn, Phullen, Thingsulthliah and Tlangnuam.

The district has 13 assembly constituencies. These are Aizawl North I, Aizawl North II, Aizawl South I, Aizawl South II, Aizawl West I, Aizawl West II, Aizawl East I, Aizawl East II, Saitual, Suangpuilawn, Ratu, Sateek and Tlungvel.

External links

* [http://aizawl.nic.in Aizawl district official website]


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