Aizawl


Ai·zawl

geographical name \ī-ˈza(-ə)l\

Definition of AIZAWL

town E India of Mizoram pop 229,714

Aizawl

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2001: 228,280), capital of Mizoram state, northeastern India. 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 of the people are from Myanmar (Burma). 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.

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