Mizoram is one of the seven North eastern states of India, bordered by Myanmar (formerly called Burma) to its east and south, Bangladesh to its west, and also the states of Manipur, Assam, and Tripura to its north.
Mizoram suggests that ‘Land of the Highlanders’ and its local language is Mizo. The Mizo Hills, that dominate the state’s topography, rise to over 2000 m (6560 ft) close to the Union of Burma border. Aizawl, the state capital, is 1220 m (4000 ft) above sea level.
An amalgam of the former North and South Lushai Hill districts, Mizoram may be a land of nicenatural beauty, an endless kind of landscape with made flora and fauna, clusters of whispering pines and quaint villages with houses on stilts.
The Tropic of Cancer runs through the heart of Mizoram, and hence, it’s a pleasantly temperate climate throughout the year. A land of steep hills and deep gorges, Mizoram’s highest peak ‘The Blue Mountain’ rises to a height of 2165 metres. Important rivers that flow through this hilly state are Tlawang, Sonai, Tuivawl, Kolodine and Kamaphuli.
Mizoram includes a single-chamber Legislative Assembly of 40 seats. The state sends 2 members to the Indian Parliament: one to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and one to the Lok Sabha (Lower House). The state has eight districts.
Lakes in Mizoram
The largest lake of the state is the Palak Lake and it is located in the Saiha district of the state. The Saiha district forms an important part of the state of Mizoram, India. The Palak Lake encompasses an area of approximately 74 acres or 30 hectares. Another popular lake in the state is the Tamdil Lake which is a natural lake. It lies at a distance of approximately 53 miles or 85 km from Aizawl. Unfortunately, the state of Mizoram is a highly earthquake prone area and it falls under zone 5. Minerals found in the area include the following:
Arenaceous and argillaceous sandstones