Serchhip is the headquarters town of Serchhip district in the state of Mizoram, and also the headquarter of Serchhip Sadar Subdivision. It lies in the central part of Mizoram, and 112km away from the State capital city of Aizawl. The district has the highest literacy all over India. The origin of the name comes from citrus trees found on top of the first hill of the then Serchhip village. The word meaning of Ser-chhip is 'citrus-on-top'. In addition to the former Serchhip village, the Town Area now included New Serchhip and Chhiahtlang villages.

Facts and Figures

Area1421.60sq. km
Latitude23.3° N
Longitude92.83° E
Altitude888 metres (2913 feet)
Population64875 (2011 Census)
No. of Sub Division03 (Serchhip Sadar, North Vanlaiphai and Thenzawl)
No. of Villages43
No. of RD Block02 (Serchhip and East Lungdar RD Blocks)
Literacy Rate98.76% (2011 Census)
Distance from Aizawl108.3km