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Mizoram population nears 11 lakh

 AIZAWL, Aug 24 – Mizoram has a population of 10,91,014 including 5,38,675 women, according to the final figure of the Census 2011 released by State chief secretary Van Hela Pachuau.

According to the Census figure, the sex ratio was 975 females per 1,000 males and there are 1,65,536 children below the age of six in which the sex ratio was 971 girls per 1,000 boys.

The sex ratio of children below the age of six showed that there were no female foeticide in the State, Pachuau said. The decadal growth rate since 2001 Census was 22.78 per cent while that of children below the age of six was 15.17 per cent during the same period.

Among the eight districts in the State, Aizawl was the most populous district having a population of 4,04,054 and the population of Saiha, the southernmost district was lowest at 56,366 population.

The density of population in the State was 52 per square kilometre.

At 91.6 per cent, Mizoram has the third highest literacy percentage in the country while Serchhip district at 98.8 per cent was the highest in literacy in the State. – PTI

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