is one of the 8 districts of Mizoram
state in India
. The district is bounded on the north by Kolasib district
, on the west by Mamit district
, on the south by Serchhip
districts and on the east by Champhai district
. The district occupies an area of 3576.31 km². The headquarters of the district is Aizawl
city, the capital of Mizoram.
Origin of name
The district is named after the headquarter of the district, Aizawl city. In Mizo language, ai
also known as aidu
refers to a herb (one of the turmeric speci) and zawl
. The name of the city was probably derived from the abundance of the aidu
in the area during the previous years.
According to the census of 2001 total population of the district is 339,812, out of which male population is 173,930 and female population is 165,882. The literacy rate as per the same census is 96.64% (male 97.20% and female 96.06%).
The district has 5 R.D. Blocks, Aibawk, Darlawn, Phullen, Thingsulthliah and Tlangnuam.
The district has 14 legislative assembly constituencies. These are Tuivawl, Chalfilh, Tawi, Aizawl North-I, Aizawl North-II, Aizawl North-III, Aizawl East-I, Aizawl East-II, Aizawl West-I, Aizawl West-II, Aizawl West-III, Aizawl South I, Aizawl South II and Aizawl South III.
, located at a distance of 32 km from Aizawl city provides connection with Kolkata
by daily flights and with Imphal
by three flights a......