Details of Districts in Nagaland
The 34 km stretch that leads to Longleng from Changtongya is a perfect rural road for adventurous motorists. Using an SUV or a two wheel cruiser, the driver can experience a rural dirt track, while driving through villages and interacting with the villagers. The open markets are almost frozen in time, the barter system still prevalent. The Phom Nagas, who are the majority of this district, preserve their ancient culture through their festivals and artefacts like the log drums – the festival of Monyü is celebrated with full splendour here.
Longleng District, the Home of the Phom Nagas, is the tenth district of Nagaland, formed as a result of bifurcation of Tuensang District. It is bounded by Mon District in the East, Mokokchung District in the west, Sivasagar District (Assam) in the North and Tuensang District in the south. Longleng District is headquartered at Longleng Town. The total geographical area of the district is 885 Sq. km. As per 2011 Census, the total population of the district is 50,593. Longleng and Tamlu are the major towns of the district. Most of the inhabitants belong to the Phom tribes. The district is divided into three Community Development Blocks viz. Longleng, Tamlu, and Sakshi. Some of the populer tourist spots in the districts are Pongo Village and Bhumnyu Village. The Longleng town itself has good senic beauty. The Phoms peoples of Longleng District have 4 major festivals, the most important of which is Monyu. The others are Moha, Bongvum and Paangmo.