It is situated on a ridge at an elevation of about 2,950 ft (900 m) The surrounding region is part of the Assam-Myanmar geologic province, with steeply inclined hill ranges. Many in the population are from Myanmar. In the 1970s Aizawl was the scene of an armed attack on the government treasury by members of the Mizo National Front. Manufactures include aluminum utensils, handloom textiles, and furniture.
* * *▪ Indiacity, capital of Mizoram state, northeastern India. It is situated on a ridge at an elevation of about 2,950 feet (900 metres) and is the most populous city in the state. In the 1970s Aizawl was the scene of an armed attack on the government treasury and other offices by members of the Mizo National Front.Timber and bamboo are collected from the dense hillside forests. The soil cover is generally thin except in the river valleys, where rice, corn (maize), beans, tobacco, cotton, pumpkins, oilseeds, and peanuts (groundnuts) are grown. Poultry raising, hunting, fishing, and animal husbandry supplement agriculture. Aluminum utensils, hand-loomed textiles, and furniture are manufactured in the city. Electricity is generated by a diesel-powered station. Hand-weaving, blacksmithing, carpentry, basket making, and hat making are the main cottage industries. The city's attractions include a zoological park, the State Museum on Macdonald's Hill, and the Mizoram State Museum, a treasure house of historic relics, ancient costumes, and artifacts.The surrounding region is a part of the Assam-Myanmar (Burma) geologic province, with steeply inclined hill ranges trending north-south. The rapid Dhaleshwari (Tiwang), Tuivawl, and Sonai (Tuirail) rivers and their tributaries crisscross the region. The Mizo Hills tribes of the region are mostly emigrants from Myanmar, and most have become Christians. The Border Roads Organization has built many paved roads in the area. There is an airport nearby. Pop. (2001) 228,280.
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Aizawl — (population 339,812) is the largest city as well as the capital of the state of Mizoram in India. GeographyAizawl is located north of the Tropic of Cancer in the northern part of Mizoram [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/aizawl Aizawl: Information… … Wikipedia
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Aizawl — Ai•zawl [[t]aɪˈzɔl[/t]] n. geg the capital of Mizoram state, in NE India. 74,493 … From formal English to slang
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Aizawl district — is one of the 11 districts of Mizoram state in India. The district is bounded on the north by Kolasib district and Cachar district of Assam state, on the west by Mamit district, on the south by Lunglei and Serchhip districts and on the east by… … Wikipedia