Shri Vijay Kumar Bidhuri IAS
Deputy Commissioner



Champhai District:

         Champhai is one of the new Districts which came into existence in the year 1998 consequent upon trifurcation of undivided Aizawl District, Charnphai District is the third largest of the 8( eight) districts in Mizoram in terms of size and population following Aizawl and Lunglei Districts. The district lies in the eastern part of Mizoram between 93.21°E longtitude and 23.26°N latitude. It has 80 kms long international boundary with Myanmar in the east and Myanmar border is about 8 kms from the District headquarters Champhai. The district is bounded by Manipur state in the north, Serchhip District in the west and Aizawl District in the north-west.
          Champhai is the headquarters of Champhai district which is located in the eastern part of the district and it perches at an altitude of 5500 ft above sea level. The Bus journey from Aizawl to Champhai usually takes about 7 hours. The district covers 5(five) Assembly Constituencies viz. 21 Lengteng, 22 Tuichang, 23 Champhai North, 24 Champhai South and 25 East Tuipui. The District comprises of 4(four) R.D.Blocks viz. Champhai, Ngopa, Khawzawl and Khawbung. Various poverty alleviation schemes and other rural development schemes are being implemented through the Blocks. The District comprises of three Administrative sub- divisions viz. Champhai Sadar Sub-Division with its headquarters at Champhai, Khawzawl Sub-Division with its headquarters at Khawzawl and Ngopa Sub-Division with its headquarters at Ngopa. Posting of Sub-Divisional Officers in the newly set up administrative Sub-Divisions is under active consideration of the Government.
        Champhai district is mostly populated by Mizos of diverse ethnic identity. A large population in Champhai District have their origin in the neighboring Myanmar who migrated to Mizoram in
search of better livelihood. Champhai has a vast agricultural potential as it has a vast flat land below Champhai town and on the river banks of the major rivers within the district. It has a beautiful landscape with abundant flora and fauna.
         Champhai district has a pleasant climate throughout the year except the fact that Champhai town and surrounding area experience bitter cold in winter season. The minimum and maximum temperature is 0°C to 20°C during winter and 15°C to 30°C during summer. The average annual rainfall is 1814mm.

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