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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 16 families joined them but later more people joined them in 1916, as population increased schools and other facilities were created. There is, however, disagreement about who founded the village. According to the dissenters, about 12 families had already settled in Saitual in 1914. Since the fledgling village was situated in the ruling clan Sailo lands, Dorawta Sailo was approached to become Chief of the village which he did in 1915. As this town is celebrating its centennial year in 2015, it may be taken as fact that Chief Dorawta Sailo actually administered this village from 1915, a village founded by about 12 to 16 families prior to 1915 before it became a Sailo village in 1915
As of 2001[update] India census, 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%. The male literacy rate is 84%, and the female literacy rate is 82%. In Saitual, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Major Newspapers in Saitual is the Saitual Post.
- "SAITUAL KHAW CHANCHIN TLANGPUI". Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "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.
- "Aizawl to Champhai". Mizoram NIC. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- "The Saitual Post". Retrieved 17 September 2012.
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