The Districts shares its boundaries with Lunglei and Saiha District
in the north and south respectively. Lawngtlai District covers an
area of 2258 sq.kms with the population of 73,685 ( 2001 Census).
The inhabitants of the District are mainly the ethnic groups of
tribals like Lai and Chakma, who are among the minor tribal communities
of Mizoram. The main occupation is cultivation and the rural population
largely depends on agriculture for their subsistence.
Lawngtlai district is situated within the tropical belt. It usually
received high annual rainfall during the month from May upto September.
In this region the tropical wet evergreen, mixed deciduous forest
and wild banana forests are found. The western part of the region
is covered by a thick virgin forest. Host of skima wallichi, Banyan
tree, Gulmohar tree, Gamari, Jarus, Champa and several kinds of
bamboos, climbers of different kinds and many kinds of wild fruits
are found in this area. Several kinds of plants and herbs which
are good for making herbal medicines are also found in.
Lawngtlai District has moderate climate. Relative humidity is highest
during the south-west monsoon when they are about 85%. Heavy rainfall
is usually received during the month from May up to September every
year. The temperature ranges from 15degree to 25 degree during winter.
The average annual rainfall is about 285cm. The hottest period starts
from the month of March up to August every year. During the rainy
season there is heavy clouded. There is an increase of cloudiness
from March onwards. A clear and cool weather starts appearing from
the month of September up to January the next year.
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