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Mizoram

Administration
Full nameMizoram
CountryIndia
Established20 February 1987
Government
CapitalAizawl
GovernorVakkom Purushothaman
Chief MinisterPu Lalthanhawla (INC)
LegislatureUnicameral (40 seats)
Parliamentary constituency1
High CourtGauhati High Court
Geography
Total Area8137.3 sq mi (21081 km2)
Area rank24th
Demography
Total Population1091014 (27th) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MZ
HDI(+) 0.790 (medium)
HDI rank2nd (2005)
Literacy89.9% (2nd)
Official languagesMizo, English

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Mizoram ("land of the Mizo people which includes Hmar, Lushei, Paite, Lai, Mara, Gangte and many other smaller tribes") is one of the Seven Sister States in North Eastern India, sharing borders with the states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur and with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Burma. Mizoram became the 23rd state of India on 20 February 1987. Its capital is Aizawl. Mizoram is located in the northeast of India. They are found in northwestern Myanmar, northeastern India and Bangladesh. Anthropologists classify them as Tibeto-Burman speaking member of the Mongoloid race.


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