Saiha

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This article is about the municipality in Mizoram, India. For its namesake district, see Saiha district.
Siaha
Siaha
Town
Siaha is located in Mizoram
Siaha
Siaha
Coordinates: 22°29′N 92°58′E / 22.48°N 92.97°E / 22.48; 92.97Coordinates: 22°29′N 92°58′E / 22.48°N 92.97°E / 22.48; 92.97
Country India
State Mizoram
District Saiha
Elevation 729 m (2,392 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 29,275
Languages
 • Official Mizo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Saiha or Siaha is a census town in Saiha district in the Indian north-eastern state of Mizoram. It is the Headquarters of the Mara Autonomous District Council, one of the three autonomous district councils within Mizoram. It is located in the South Central part of the state. The word 'Siaha' in the local Mara language is 'Sia' for Masia which means elephant and 'ha' meaning tooth - An elephant tooth. It was a place where a large amount of elephant teeth were found. Though the local people name the town as Siaha, Mizos called it by the name 'Saiha', which is purely a translated term in Mizo language.

Siaha is a commercial hub for Mara people and even neighbouring Burmese peoples.

Geography[edit]

Saiha is located at 22°29′N 92°58′E / 22.48°N 92.97°E / 22.48; 92.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 729 metres (2391 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Saiha had a population of 19,731. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Saiha has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 77%. In Saiha, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Siaha is the fastest growing town in Mizoram, 2008 statistical handbook of Mizoram reveals that the town has a population of 29,275 in 2008 against 19,731 in 2001.[3]

Education[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

A Helicopter service by Pawan Hans[4] has been started which connects the Aizawl with Saiha.[5] The Distance between Saiha and Aizawl through NH 54 is 378 km and is connected with regular service of Bus and Jeeps.[6]

Media[edit]

The Major Newspapers in Saiha are:[7]

  • Buannel
  • Chhim Aw
  • Kawl Eng
  • Maraland
  • Moonlight Moonlight Online
  • Mara Thlala Mara Thlala
  • Saiha Post
  • Saikhawpui
  • Saiha Times
  • Awsicharu [awsicharu.wordpress.com]
  • Deiva(A newly established Mara Daily Newspaper)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Saiha
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Dept. of Economic & Statistic, Gov't of Mizoram Statistical Handbook 2008.
  4. ^ "MIZORAMA HELICOPTER SERVICE TUR CHIEF MINISTER IN HAWNG". Mizoram DIPR. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nilaini atangin ‘Helicopter Service". The Zozam Times. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Aizawl to Siaha". Mizoram NIC. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Accredited Journalists". DIPR Mizoram. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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