Area :22,429 square kilometers.

Capital :Shillong

Population :23,06,069

Language :Khasi and Garo are the main languages. Jaintia and English,are the official languages.

People :Most of the people are from the Khasi,Jaintia and Garo tribes. A common cultural tradition of all these tribes is the matriarchal law of inheritance which means property and succession of family position passes from the mother to the youngest daughter.

Economy :Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and the main crops are rice and maize. Oranges,pineapples,and potatoes are also grown,as are arecanut,ginger,turmeric,betel leaf and black pepper.

Climate :The climate in Mizoram is cool and pleasant the whole year but during the months of April and May,there are heavy storms from the northwest. In the period from May to September rainfall occurs.

History :The Mizo tribes originally lived in the hills of Burma. The Lushai tribe moved into India and become the dominant tribe in the region that came to be known as the Lushai Hills.

Early in the 19th century the Lushai came into conflict with the British. In the year 1895 the territory was annexed to British India. The British encouraged missionary activity among the tribes. As a result the Lushai and some other tribes converted to Christianity.

When India became independent in 1947,the Mizo Hills were a part of Assam. In 1972 it was made a Union Territory and renamed Mizoram. In February 1987 Mizoram became the 23rd state of the India.