Kolasib

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This article is about the municipality in Mizoram, India. For its namesake district, see Kolasib district.
Kolasib
town
Kolasib is located in Mizoram
Kolasib
Kolasib
Coordinates: 24°13′52″N 92°40′34″E / 24.23111°N 92.67611°E / 24.23111; 92.67611Coordinates: 24°13′52″N 92°40′34″E / 24.23111°N 92.67611°E / 24.23111; 92.67611
Country India
State Mizoram
District Kolasib
Elevation 888 m (2,913 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,852
Languages
 • Official Mizo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kolasib is a district as well as a district headquarters of Kolasib district in Mizoram, India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kolasib had a population of 18,852. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kolasib has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 81%. In Kolasib, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Kolasib is agriculture-dominated economy with a few service sector jobs as it is a district capital. A large number of people cultivate beetle nut, oil palms, rice, wheat and fish which is both consumed and exported to other districts of Mizoram.[2]

Transport[edit]

A helicopter service by Pawan Hans[3] has been started which connects the Aizawl with Kolasib.[4] The distance between Kolasib and Aizawl through NH 54 is 83 km and is connected with regular service of bus and jeeps.[5]

Education[edit]

There is one college - Kolasib College, under Mizoram University and a number of public and private schools.

The Major Higher Secondary School in Kolasib are:

  • St. John's Higher Secondary School, Kolasib
  • C. Zakhuma Higher Secondary School(CZS), Kolasib
  • Madonna Open School

Media[edit]

The Major Newspapers in Kolasib are:[6]

  • Ram Eng
  • Duhlai
  • Ramnuam
  • Kolasib Today
  • Turnipui
  • Ramnuam
  • Hringlang
  • Chhuahtlang Daily
  • Kolasib Aw

Major Television Cable Network in Kolasib are:

  • Kolasib Cable Network (KCN)
  • C. Zakhuma Cable Network (CZS)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Economic activity gains momentum in Mizoram's Kolasib District". Yahoo News. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "MIZORAMA HELICOPTER SERVICE TUR CHIEF MINISTER IN HAWNG". Mizoram DIPR. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nilaini atangin ‘Helicopter Service". The Zozam Times. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Aizawl to Shillong". Mizoram NIC. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Accredited Journalists". DIPR Mizoram. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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