Kolasib

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Kolasib
Town
kolasib, mizoram
kolasib, mizoram
Kolasib is located in Mizoram
Kolasib
Kolasib
Kolasib is located in India
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
Government
 • Body District Collector : Dr Arun T
Elevation 888 m (2,913 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 24,272
Languages
 • Official Mizo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MZ 05
Website mizoram.nic.in

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

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Kolasib district had a population of 83,955. Males constitute 51.12% of the population and females 48.88%. Kolasib has an average literacy rate of 93.50%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 94.57%, and female literacy is 92.38%. Population growth rate of Kolasib district was 27.28 percent during the decade.

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 Maxi-Cabs.[5]

Education[edit]

There is one college - Government 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]

  • Duhlai Daily
  • Ramnuam
  • Kolasib Today
  • Turnipui
  • Chhuahtlang Daily
  • Vairengte Aw
  • Kolasib Aw"@
  • Zingtian Daily
  • Rengkhawpui
  • Zoram Kanaan


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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  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. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. 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. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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