Saitual

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Saitual
town
Saitual is located in Mizoram
Saitual
Saitual
Coordinates: 23°41′23″N 92°57′20″E / 23.689630°N 92.955670°E / 23.689630; 92.955670Coordinates: 23°41′23″N 92°57′20″E / 23.689630°N 92.955670°E / 23.689630; 92.955670
Country India
State Mizoram
District Aizawl
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,243
Languages
 • Official Mizo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Saitual is a census town in Aizawl district in the Indian state of Mizoram.

History[edit]

Saitual earlier known as Saihmar Khan was founded by Dorawta Sailo who after conversion wanted to create a Christian settlement in the year 1912, at first about 16families joined them but later more people joined them in 1916, as population increased schools and other facilities were created.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Saitual had a population of 10,243. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Saitual has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 82%. In Saitual, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

The Distance between Saitual and Aizawl is 77 km and is connected with regular service of Bus and Jeeps.[3]

Education[edit]

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

Media[edit]

The Major Newspapers in Saitual is the Saitual Post.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAITUAL KHAW CHANCHIN TLANGPUI". Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  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. ^ "Aizawl to Champhai". Mizoram NIC. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Saitual Post". Retrieved 17 September 2012.