NIGHT VIEW OF AIZWAL CITY
Aizawl is the capital city of Mizoram, which is situated in the Northeastern region of India. According to the 2011 census data, Aizawl had population of 400,309 of which male and female were 199,270 and 201,039 respectively. It is the largest city in the state. The population of Aizawl strongly reflects the different communities of the ethnic Mizo people.
Most popularly known as “Mizos”, the people of Aizawl are quite simple and polite by nature. They are highly skilled in handicraft work. Lifestyle of people of Aizawl is highly influenced by the Tibetan, Chinese and Burmese people. Other famous tribes found in Aizawl are Poi, Dulien, Sukte, Fanai and many more.
Changgbang is the most common food of Aizawl which is simply boiled sticky rice. The staple food of Aizawl is Rice and fish for the non-vegetarians. Other mostly found dishes in Aizawl are PanchPhorontaarkari, Dal with eggs, KoatPitha and so on.
Local festivals, art and music
Aizawl is a part of agricultural land and therefore, almost all the festivals revolve round the crops. The most common festivals of Aizawl are Kut comprises of MimKut, ChapcharKut and Pawl Kut. The main dances of Aizawl are Chai, Sarlamkai, Chheihlam and Khuallam.
Aizawl has a mild, sub-tropical climate due to its location and elevation. Under the Koppen climate classification, Aizawl features a humid subtropical climate but very rainy. In the summer the temperature ranges from 20–30 °C (68–86 °F), and in the winter 11–21 °C (52–70 °F).
Air: Aizawl is connected by air transport through Lengpui Airport which it is situated near Aizawl. The airport provides connectivity to Kolkata, Imphal, Guwahati, Shillong and Delhi. A helicopter service by Pawan Hans was started in 2012 and connects the city with Lunglei, Lawgtlai, Saiha, Chawngte, Serchhip, Champhai, Kolasib, Khawzawl, Ngopa and Hnahthial.
Roads:The yellow-and-white taxis are widely available; Maruti cars are most widely used. Privately owned blue-and-white mini buses are on regular service as city buses.
- National Highway 54: connects Aizawl to Silchar
- National Highway 40: connects Aizawl to Agartala
- National Highway 150: connects Aizawl to Imphal
Rail: Nearest rail-head is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away).
Aizawl Table Data of 2001 & 2011
|Area Sq. Km||3,576||3,576|
|Proportion to Mizoram Population||36.48%||36.65%|
|Sex Ratio (Per 1000)||1009||952|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age)||979||973|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||52,357||46,223|
|Male Population (0-6 Age)||26,450||23,428|
|Female Population (0-6 Age)||25,907||22,795|
|Child Proportion (0-6 Age)||13.08%||14.19%|
|Boys Proportion (0-6 Age)||13.27%||14.04%|
|Girls Proportion (0-6 Age)||12.89%||14.35%|
|Not Stated||406||0.10 %|
Source: Census 2011 & https://www.ftd.travel/aizawl-culture