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Aizawl Fast Facts
- State: Mizoram
- District: Aizawl
- Famous for/as: Hill Station,City,Waterfall,Lakes,Wildlife
- Population: 291,822 (2011)
- Area: 457 km2 (176 sq mi)
- Altitude: 1132 metres/ 3715 Ft
- Language: Mizo, English, Hindi
- Best Season: November - March
- Weather: Summer 20 to 25°C, Winter 9 to 15°C
- Clothing: Cottons during summer and woolen during winter
- Local Transport: Taxis, Auto Rickshaws, Buses
- Pincode: 796001
- STDCode: 0389
Mizoram House, Circular Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel : 3015951, 3016408
Mizoram House, Block 1B,
Plot No. 168, Sector 3,
Aizawl, India Overview
Aizawl is the capital of the state of Mizoram in India. With a resident population 291,822, it is the largest city within the state. It is also the center of all important government offices, state assembly house and civil secretariat. The population of Aizawl strongly reflects the different communities of the ethnic Mizo people.
Mizoram has the most variegated hilly terrain in the eastern India. The hills are steep, and separated by rivers flowing either to the north or south, creating deep gorges between the hill ranges.
Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram, dotted with quaint timber houses and a profusion of flowers. Each house has its own window box of profusely blooming orchids. The air is invigorating and pure. The streets echo with melodies emanating from the guitars of Aizawl youth playing at nearly every street corner. Aizwalis also a religious and cultural centre of the Mizos. Champai, Tamdil, Vantawng fall and Thenzawl are some of the other important tourist centres in this state.
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Aizawl, India History
In 1871-72, the disorderly conduct of Khalkom, a Mizo chief compelled the British to establish an outpost that later became the Aizawl village. In 1890, Officer Dally of the Assam Police and his 400 men arrived at Aizawl to support Colonel Skinner's troops during a British military operation against the Mizo tribals. On Dally's recommendation, Aizawl was selected as the site of a fortified post that Colonel Skinner had been ordered to construct. The troops constructed stockades and buildings at the site. In 1892-95 Aizawl became accessible from Silchar by fair weather road under the supervision of Major Loch. The Indian Air Force carried out air strikes on the town during the March 1966 Mizo National Front uprising, following which the MNF withdrew to Lunglei. Until 1966, Aizawl was a large village but the regrouping of Mizo villages after the uprising made it become a larger town and then a city. Aizawl has become the center of Road network in Mizoram connecting the North and South, East and West. More than 25% of the Mizoram population reside in Aizawl.