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Aizawl, capital of Mizoram, one of the seven sister north- eastern mountainous states of India, is located at latitude 23°30' N and longitude 92°.15' E in the northern part of the state. The city, located on a ridge, is spread over 3576 square kilometers and is at an elevation of 3715 feet. The picturesque city overlooks green hills and river valleys, and has a number of lakes in the vicinity. The temperature here ranges between 30°C in summer to 11°C in winter. The city gets heavy rains in the monsoon with average rainfall around 208 cms. With a population of 325,676, Aizawl is the largest city in the state, as well as a district headquarter.
Roads are the life line of the city. Parts of Mizoram state are still very remote although Aizawl is connected to the rest of the country by National Highway 54 which passes in the north of the city. This connects Aizawl to Silchar in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya, and ends at Tuipang in Mizoram. Aizawl has no rail head and this important highway connects the city to the nearest railhead at Silchar in Assam. The Mizoram State Guest House and the Tourist Lodge are located in the north of Aizawl city, near the NH 54. The BVT taxi stand is in the east of the city.
Aizawl, being the largest city in the state, is the religious and cultural center of the state. As the majority of Mizos are Christians, the city is dotted with several churches along with several educational institutions run by the churches. Some of the important churches are
Mizo and English are the main languages spoken in the city and are also the medium of education, though Hindi and Bengali are also spoken. Mizoram state has one of the highest literacy rates (87%) in the country and the number of schools and colleges located all over Aizawl city reflects the importance of education for the Mizos. The Mizoram Board of School Education office is in the north. Some of the educational institutes in the city are Mount Caramel School, Rosebud school, Government Hrangbana College, Govt. Bethelehem Vengthlang High School, Bungkawn High School, Govt Aizawl College, Mizoram Institute of Comprehensive Education, Pachhunga College
As the Mizos are sports enthusiasts, the city also has a number of sports complexes such as the Chanmari West Indoor Stadium, the CSA basketball court, PUC Sports complex, and the Tuikhuahtlang Basketball court.