Mizoram is an Indian state. It is located in the northeastern region of the nation, bordered on the east and south by Myanmar (Burma), on the west by Bangladesh, and on the northwest by the states of Tripura, Assam, and Manipur. The state capital is Aizawl, which is located in the north-central section of the country.
Before being dubbed the Mizo Hills District in 1954, Mizoram (“Land of the Mizos”) was known as the Lushai Hills District of Assam. Mizoram was established as a centrally managed union territory in 1972, and it became a state in 1987. It covers an area of 8,139 square miles (21,081 square kilometres) and has a population of 1,091,014.
The Mizo Hills are part of the Rakhine (Arakan) Mountains, a series of compact parallel ridges with a north-south axis made of Cenozoic sandstone, limestone, and shales ranging in age from 2.6 to 65 million years. The ridges reach to roughly 7,000 feet and are divided by short river basins (2,100 metres). The Kaladan River and its tributaries flow into Myanmar from the south, while the Dhaleswari (Tlawng) and Sonai (Tuirail) rivers come into Assam from the north.
Mizoram’s early history is mostly unknown. The Mizo (previously known as Lushai) tribes arrived from the adjacent Chin Hills between 1750 and 1850, subjugating the indigenous peoples and assimilating them into their own civilization. The Mizo built a governmental structure centred on 300 hereditary chieftainships.
Until the British seized Assam in 1826 via the Treaty of Yandabo, the tribes of Mizoram were undisturbed by outside political influence. Mizo invasions into British territory during the following few decades prompted the British to launch sporadic punitive expeditions. The region was under British authority by the 1870s. It was subject to the British administration’s Inner Line Regulations in 1873, which restricted people from moving from the plains to the highlands.
Initially, the territory was divided into two parts: the North Lushai Hills (in Assam) and the South Lushai Hills (in Sikkim) (within the Bengal Presidency). The territory was renamed the Lushai Hills District of Assam in 1898. In 1935, the district was proclaimed a “excluded region,” which meant the province assembly lost power over the territory and the governor of Assam was given direct control over the district’s administration.
The district remained a part of Assam when India gained independence from the British in 1947. However, growing unhappiness among the Mizo led to the Mizo National Front declaring independence in 1966. As a result of the subsequent violent insurrection, India’s central government took over Mizoram’s governance and declared it a union territory in 1972. Until 1986, when the Mizoram Peace Accord was signed, the insurgency persisted. In 1987, Mizoram received statehood as a consequence of this agreement.
Facts about Mizoram:
|Formed on:||The Indian Parliament passed the 53rd amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1986, allowing the State of Mizoram to become India’s 23rd state on February 20, 1987.|
|Official Language:||English, Mizo|
|Known as:||Evergreen hills and dense bamboo jungles|
|State Flower:||Red Vanda|
|State Tree:||Iron Wood|
|National Parks:||Murlen National Park, Phawngpui Blue, Mountain National Park|
|Wildlife Sanctuaries:||Dampa WLS (TR), Khawnglung WLS, Lengteng WLS, Ngengpui WLS, Pualreng WLS ,Tawi WLS|
Questions and Answers for Mizoram GK Quiz Meghalaya Current Affairs & General Knowledge:
Q: How many districts are there in Mizoram?.
Q: How many Lok Sabha seats does Mizoram have?
Q: What is the official language of the state of Mizoram?
Ans: Mizo, English
Q: What is Mizoram’s literacy rate?
Q: What is the rank of Mizoram in India?
Q: Where does Mizoram rank in India in terms of population?
Questions and Answers about Mizoram Current Events and General Knowledge
Q: Who is Mizoram’s current Chief Minister?
Q: Who is Mizoram’s current governor?
Ans: Lt General Nirbhay Sharma
Questions & Answers for the Mizoram History GK Quiz (General Knowledge)
Q: Who was Mizoram’s first Chief Minister?
Ans: Ch. Chhunga
Q: Who was Mizoram’s first governor?
Ans: Hiteswar Saikia
Q: When did Mizoram become a state?
Ans- 20 Feb 1987
Q: When did Mizoram become a union territory?
Mizoram State Symbols General Knowledge Questions and Answers:
Q: What is the state animal of Mizoram?
Ans: Himalayan serow
Q: What is the state tree of Mizoram?
Ans: Iron wood
Q: What is the state flower of Mizoram?
Ans: Red Vanda
Q: What is the state bird of Mizoram?
Ans: Mrs. Hume’s pheasant
Questions and answers for the Mizoram National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary GK Quiz:
Q: How many national parks are there in Mizoram?
Q: How many wildlife sanctuaries are there in Mizoram?
Q: What is the address of the Tokalo Wildlife Sanctuary?
Q: What is the location of Tokalo National Park?
General Knowledge Quiz on Mizoram Geography:
Q: What is Mizoram’s capital city?
Q.Which is Mizoram’s largest city?
Q: What is the total number of districts in Mizoram?
Q: Which state borders Mizoram in the east?
Q: Which state borders Mizoram on the west?
Q: What state is to the north of Mizoram?
Q.How big is Mizoram’s territory?
Ans- 8,140 sq. mi.
Q: According to the 2011 census, how many people lived in Mizoram?