22 Facts About Mizoram


The Mizoram people are currently protected under the Indian constitution as a Scheduled Tribe.

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Mizoram is one of three states of India with a Christian majority.

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Mizoram was given two seats in the Parliament, one each in the Lok Sabha and in the Rajya Sabha.

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Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes.

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Mizoram terrain is, according to the Geological Survey of India, an immature topography, and the physiographic expression consists of several almost north–south longitudinal valleys containing series of small and flat hummocks, mostly anticlinal, parallel to sub-parallel hill ranges and narrow adjoining synclinal valleys with series of topographic highs.

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Mizoram is called a "peninsula state" as it is surrounded by international borders on three sides.

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Mizoram is host to numerous species of birds, wildlife and flora.

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Mammal species observed in the Mizoram forests include slow loris, red serow (Capricornis rubidus), which is the state animal, goral (Nemorhaedus goral), tiger (Panthera tigris), leopard (Panthera pardus), clouded leopard ("Neofelis nebulosi"), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Bengal fox (Vulpes bengalensis), and Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus).

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Mizoram has a population of 1, 091, 014 with 552, 339 males and 538, 675 females.

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Per the accord, insurgents surrendered their arms and Mizoram became the 23rd state of India in 1986, formalised the following year.

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The most recent Mizoram elections were held for 40 seats of legislative assembly on 28 November 2018.

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Crop area used for jhum cultivation rotates in Mizoram; that is, the area slashed and burnt for a crop is abandoned for a few years and then jhumias return to slash and burn the same plot after a few years of non-use.

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Jhum cultivation practice offers low crop yields and is a threat to the biome of Mizoram; they suggest increased government institutional support, shift to higher income horticultural crops, assured supply of affordable food staples for survival as means to further reduce jhum cultivation.

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In horticulture and floriculture, Mizoram is a significant producer and global exporter of Anthurium and roses.

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Hydroelectric power potential of Mizoram was assessed to be about 3600 MW in 2010, and about 4500 MW in 2012.

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Mizoram schools are run by the state and central government or by private organisation.

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Mizoram has one Central University, one engineering college (National Institute of Technology Mizoram) and one private university (a branch of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India).

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Contemporary people of Mizoram celebrate Christmas, Easter and other Christian celebrations replacing many of old tribal customs and practices.

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Traditional festivals in Mizoram often revolved around stages of jhum cultivation or the seasons.

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Mizoram is a place with flora and fauna rich landscape and pleasant climate.

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For Mrs Hume's pheasant, Mizoram is a stronghold.

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Mizoram Liquor Prohibition and Control bill of 2014 was repealed on 20 March 2019 with the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill 2019, it was a legislation promised by the Mizo National Front.

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