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Aizawl
Aizawl
Location of Aizawl
in Mizoram
Coordinates 23°25′N 92°25′E / 23.42°N 92.42°E / 23.42; 92.42
Country  India
State Mizoram
District(s) Aizawl
Population
Density
228,280 (2001)
234 /km2 (606 /sq mi)
Sex ratio 1034 females per 1000 males /
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 4,570 km2 (1,764 sq mi)
Website www.mizoram.nic.in

Aizawl (population 228,280) is the largest city as well as the capital of the state of Mizoram in India 26% of the population of Mizoram resides in the city. It is also the storehouse of all important Government offices, State assembly house and civil secretariat. It also enhouses different communities of Mizo people.

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Geography

Aizawl is located north of the Tropic of Cancer in the northern part of Mizoram. It is situated on a ridge 1132 metres (3715 ft) above sea level, with the Tlawng river valley to its west and the Tuirial river valley to its east.

Climate

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average max. and min. temperatures in °C
precipitation totals in mm
source: IMD

Aizawl has a mild, sub-tropical climate due to its location and elevation. In the summer the temperature ranges from 20-30 degrees Celsius, and in the winter 11-21 degrees Celsius.[1]

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Aizawl had a population of 228,280. Males constitute 50.80% of the population and females 49.20%. Mizo from various tribe make up the majority of the population. Christianity is the dominant religion in the city. Protestants specifically Presbyterian of the Christian population make up the majority in Aizawl Howerever there are also significant no of Baptist, UPC, Seventh Day Adventist, Salvation Army and Roman Catholics present. Hinduism and Islam are also represented in small numbers in the city population, primarily from immigrants from other areas of India.

Transport

Aizawl is connected with Silchar and Shillong by road and there are daily flights from Aizawl to Kolkata and Guwahati.The nearest airport is Lengpui Airport which is about 2 hours drive from Aizawl city. Air India and Kingfisher Airlines are the two regular airlines which operate flights to and from Lengpui Airport.[3]

Shopping

Shopping areas in Aizawl include the Millenium Centre and the Bara Bazaar. This northeastern city is famous for its handicrafts, bags, weavings and secondhand item. The Weaving Center, Handloom Emporium, Bazaar Bungkawn, Thaakthing Bazaar, Ritz Market, Burma Lane, New Market, Solomon's Cave,Foreign Lane and Millenium Center are other important shopping centre's.

Hotels

  • Hotel Chief – Zarkawt
  • Hotel Royale – Bara Bazar
  • Hotel Clover – G-16 Chanmari
  • Hotel Ritz – Bara Bazar
  • Hotel Ahimsa
  • Hotel Airini – Upper Khatla
  • Hotel Rajdot

Restaurants

  • David’s Kitchen - G-16 Chanmari
  • Curry Pot - Upper Khatla
  • Moonlight Restaurant- Chanmari, Abv Reebok Showroom
  • Chhungte International – Electric Veng, Opp St Mary’s school
  • Hotel Ritz
  • Eureka Restaurant

Cyber Cafes

  • Dazzlechips Cyber Cafe, Opp: Hrangbana College, Chanmari.

External links

Dreamz Internet Cafe, Khatla. Sify e-port, Chanmari.

Vipers Pit, Mision Vengthlang

References

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Proper noun

Aizawl

  1. The state capital of Mizoram (India).

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