Lunglei is a town, situated in the south-central part of Mizoram state, northeastern India. Lunglei, sometimes spelled Lungleh, literally meaning 'bridge of rock' got its name from a bridge like rock found in the riverine area around Nghasih - a small tributary of the river Tlawng. It is one of the most populous towns in the Mizo Hills, located 131 miles (235 km) south of Aizawl.


Lunglei is located at . It had an average elevation of 722 metres (2368 feet).

Demographics and culture

As of 2001 India census, Lunglei had a population of 47,355. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Lunglei has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 83%. In Lunglei, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The town has built one of the biggest halls in Mizoram called 'Saikuti Hall' where most of the concerts and celebrations are held. An unusual museum has also been established in the hall where local painters demonstrate their skill and exhibit their works.


Rice is the principal crop in the agricultural economy. Cottage industries produce handloomed cloth, furniture, agricultural equipment, woven textiles, and bamboo and cane work.


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