Mamit district

Mamit district is one of the eleven districts of Mizoram state in India. Mamit is located at the western part of Mizoram. It shares an international border with Bangladesh, divided by the Sajek river. Mamit district has a very significance in term of National security due to border district. Dampa forest and Dampa tiger reserve, the most important location in Mazoram fall under Mamit district.

Mamit district
Mamit district
Location in Mizoram
Coordinates (Mamit): 23°55′31″N 92°29′29″E / 23.925141°N 92.491368°E / 23.925141; 92.491368Coordinates: 23°55′31″N 92°29′29″E / 23.925141°N 92.491368°E / 23.925141; 92.491368
CountryIndia
StateMizoram
HeadquartersMamit
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesMizoram
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies3
Area
 • Total3,025 km2 (1,168 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total86,364
 • Density29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy84.93
 • Sex ratio927
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitemamit.nic.in

GeographyEdit

The district is bounded on the north by Hailakandi district of Assam state, on the west by North Tripura district of Tripura state and Bangladesh, on the south by Lunglei district and on the east by Kolasib and Aizawl districts. The district occupies an area of 3025.75 km². Mamit town is the administrative headquarters of the district.[1]

DivisionsEdit

The district has 4 R.D. Blocks, Mamit, Reiek, West Phaileng and Zawlnuam. The district has 3 legislative assembly constituencies. These are Hachhek, Dampa and Mamit.

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Mamit District
Religion Percent
Christians
80.01%
Buddhists
14.27%
Hindus
3.46%
Muslims
2.06%
Not Stated
0.12%
Jains
0.03%
Sikhs
0.02%
Others
0.02%

According to the 2011 census Mamit district has a population of 86,364, roughly equal to the nation of Andorra.[2] This gives it a ranking of 618th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 29 inhabitants per square kilometre (75/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 37.56%. Mamit has a sex ratio of 927 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.93%.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
197130,311—    
198152,255+5.60%
199164,572+2.14%
200162,785−0.28%
201186,364+3.24%
source:[4]

EconomyEdit

Indian has set up several Border Haats (markets) and ICP (Integrated Check Posts) in Mizoram to boost the border trade and Look-East connectivity to Trans-Asian Railway and Asian Highway Network (via AH1).[5][6] Marpara and Tuipuibari on Bangladesh–India border are two ICP in Mamit district.[7]

Flora and faunaEdit

In 1985 Mamit district became home to Dampa Tiger Reserve, which has an area of 500 km².[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 198 Andorra 84,825 July 2011 est.
  3. ^ census2011. "Mamit District : Census 2011 data". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ "India's 'Look East' Policy Pays off". www.globalpolicy.org.
  6. ^ India's Look East Policy (2)
  7. ^ Outlook India India, Myanmar likely to set up four Border Haats, Outlook India, 20 Aug 2019.
  8. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Mizoram. certificate". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.

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