Mizoram Map

Mizoram Map
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*Map of Mizoram with major roads, railways, rivers, national highways, etc.
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Mizoram is one of the seven northeastern states of India and is enclosed by Myanmar, Bangladesh,Manipur, Assam, and Tripura. In the local language, Mizoram means "Land of the Highlanders". The Mizo Hills, which dominate the state's topography, rise to more than 6560 ft near the Myanmar border. Aizawl, the state capital, is 4000 ft above sea level.

About three-fourths of the population earns their livelihood from agriculture. Paddy, maize, mustard, sugarcane, sesame, fiber less ginger and potatoes are the other prominent crops grown in this area. Small-scale irrigation projects are being developed to increase the crop yield. There are no major industries in the state. Small-scale industries include sericulture, handloom and handicrafts industries, sawmills and furniture workshops, oil refining, grain milling, and ginger processing. The service sector comprises of Tourism, Real Estate and Insurance.

Mizoram State Information

Capital Aizawl
Date of formation 20. Feb. 1987
Governor Krishan Kant Paul
Chief Minister Pu Lalthanhawla
Tourist attractions Phawngpui, Sibuta Lung, Philpui Grave, Pangzawl
Festivals Chapchar Kut, Mim Kut, Pawl Kut
Major dance and music forms Khal Lam, Chai, Chhilam, Sawlkin
Arts and crafts Puan; cane and bamboo baskets, pipes, toys that utilise the natural elasticity of bamboo
Languages Lushai, Mizo, Bengali, Lakher
Size 21,081 sq. km
Population (Census 2011) 1,097,206
Rivers Tlwang, Tlau, Chhimtuipui, Tuichang, Tuirial,
Forests and wildlife sanctuaries Lengteng WS, Murlen NP, Phawngpui NP, Thorangtlang WS
State animal Serow
State bird Hume's bartailed pheasant
State flower Dancing Girl orchid
State tree Nag Kesar
Major crops Paddy, wheat, bamboo, oil palm
Factoids Cheraw or the bamboo dance is a popular form of dancing.
Pukzing cave, near Aizawl stands at 25 m. Legends say that Mualzavata, a very strong man, carved it out with a hair pin.
No. of District 8