Details of Districts in Nagaland

Zunheboto

Zunheboto is the land of the Sumi Nagas, who are known for their colourful war dance and folk songs. A very hardy and strong race, the Sumis can also be dubbed as the pioneers of the Naga martial arts. Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto Standing tall and Majestic at 1864.9m above the sea level on the hilltop over Zunheboto Standing tall , the Sumi Baptist Church has created history by becoming one of the largest church in Nagaland. The egg shaped church has a sitting capacity of 8500 people with 27 rooms. The blue dome and white turrets of the Sumi Baptist Church can be seen by around 20 villages in Zunheboto district alone. Zunheboto District is situated in the heart of Nagaland and is bounded by Mokokchung district in the East and Wokha district in the West. The total geographical area of the district is 1,255 sq.km. There are high hills spread over many areas of the district. The hills vary from 1000 to 2500 metres and most people live between 1500 - 2000 metres altitude. The Altitude of the district HQ. (ZBTO) is 1874.22 mtrs. above sea level. Most of the population reside in rural areas. Zunheboto Town is the only designated urban area of the district. There are four Rural Development Blocks in the district viz. Ghathashi, Akuluto, Tokiye, and Suruhuto. There are three important rivers in the district, viz, Tizu, Doyang and Tsutha. Zunheboto is the home of the Sumis. Sumis are considered to be the Martial tribe among the Nagas. They have their colourful dance and songs. Their ceremonial war dresses are worth seeing. Tuluni is one of the most important festivals in the district.