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LUNGLEI DISTRICT MIZORAM - MEANING OF LUNGLEI

MEANING OF LUNGLEILUNGLEI DISTRICT MIZORAM: The name “Lunglei” literally means ‘Bridge of Rock’. It derives its name from a bridge like rock formation found in a riverine on the eastern side of the present town. It is the largest district area wise and the second most populous district in Mizoram.

LUNGLEI DISTRICT MIZORAM HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:

In 1890, the Lushai Hills was formally annexed by the British and a separate District was established with its Headquarters at Aijal.
On 1st April, 1891 Southern Portion of Lushai Hill was constituted as a separate District under the Lt. Governor of Bengal. By proclamation of the Government of India, the South Lushai Hills was placed under the Administration of Assam on 1.4.1898. With the amalgamation of the South and the North into one District, the South Lushai Hills District was rendered as Sub-Division and the entire Lushai Hills District Administration was in the hands of Superintendent with its Headquarters at Aizawl and Sub-Divisional Officer at Lunglei (then Lungleh).
The elevation of Mizo District to the Union Territory status in January 1972, again brought about a significant change in the Administrative set up of Mizoram. Three Districts were created namely, Aizawl, Lunglei and Chhimtuipui Districts. In 1998 five more Districts were created viz.- Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit, Serchhip and Lawngtlai.

Lunglei District occupies more or less the central part of Mizoram, extending more to the southern side. It is bounded on the north- west by Mamit District, on the north- east by Serchhip District, on the south by Lawngtlai District, on the southeast by Saiha District. It shares international borders with Myanmar on the east and Bangladesh on the west.


  • Area : 4536sq. Kms
  • Location
  • Latitude : 22.03 N – 23.18 N
  • Longitude : 92.15 E – 93.10 E
  • International Borders : Bangladesh (on the west)
  • Myanmar (on the east)
  • Average elevation : 722 mts (2369 ft)
  • Highest elevation : Zopuitlang (1850 mts)
  • Lowest elevation : Karnaphuli River (20 mts)
  • Dense Forest area : 524.63 sq. kms
  • Climate : Humid tropical climate
  • Average Rainfall : 2566 mm per annum
  • No. of Sub-Divisions : 3
  • No. of RD Blocks : 4
  • No. of Notified Towns : 3
  • No. of Villages : 161
  • No. of Villages electrified : 118
  • No. of Village Councils : 145
  • No. of households : 27995
  • No. of Assembly Constituencies : 7
  • Population ( as per 2011 Census)
  • Male : 82,891
  • Female : 78,537
  • Total : 1,61,428



LUNGLEI DISTRICT MIZORAM BANKING FACILITIES :
Primary Banking Institutions like State Bank of India, Mizoram Rural Bank (Sponsored by SBI) have a good network of Bank Branches throughout the District. In addition to this Banks like Apex Bank, Axis Bank, Syndicate Bank, HDFC Bank, Canara Bank, IDBI Bank, Etc are also operating within Lunglei Town.

While State Bank of India have 3 branches at Hnahthial, Tlabung and Chanmari area Lunglei, Mizoram Rural banks are covering 8 prominent locations in the outlying areas. It is proposed to open accounts in the name of all tha NLUP beneficiaries as per NLUP Manual in the Bankable cover area. In fact both the SBI and Mizoram Rural banks have volunteered to function as bankers for NLUP project. These banks may also organized Mobile banking where necessary.

LUNGLEI DISTRICT MIZORAM HOSPITALS
There are four Hospitals within Lunglei town:
1) Civil Hospital, Lunglei (District Hospital)
2) Christian Hospital, Serkawn, runs by BCM Hqrs. Serkawn.
3) Hope Hospital (Private).
4) Faith Hospital (Private).

There are two hospitals at Sub-Division Level. These are: 
1) Sub-Divisional Hospital at Tlabung (40 beds). 
2) Community Health Centre at Hnahthial(30 beds).

Besides this, there are 9 Primary Health Centres/Subsidiary Health Centres at:

1) Chhipphir village
2) Buarpui Village
3) Bunghmun village
4) Tawipui village
5) Cherhlun village
6) Lungsen village
7) Haulawng village
8) Pangzawl village
9) South Vanlaiphai village

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