Details of Districts in Nagaland

Kohima

Located 20 km west of Kohima, in west Angami country, Khonoma was a vanguard village of the Angami Nagas – a tribe known for its fierce resistance against British dominance during colonial period. Khonoma houses nature’s pristine beauty in the form of its alder trees, terraces carved out of its hilly slopes and the Khonoma Nature Conservation Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS). KNCTS conserves a large and rare variety of plants and animals within its 25 sq km area. Kohima, is a hilly district of India's North Eastern State of Nagaland, sharing its borders with Assam State and Dimapur District in the West, Phek District in the East, Manipur State and Peren District in the South and Wokha District in the North. One of the oldest among the eleven districts of the Nagaland state. The parts of Kohima district have been carved out thrice - the first in 1973 when Phek District was created, then in 1998 Dimapur was carved out and declared as a separate district and it was in 2004 for the third time that Kohima district once again gave birth to one of the youngest districts in the state called Peren District. As of 2011 Census, Kohima district has a total population of 270,063. Males constitute 140,118 of the population and females 129,945. Kohima has an average literacy rate of 85.58%. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Dzukou Valley, Tuophema Tourist Village, World War II Cemetery, Khonoma Green Village, Kisama Heritage Village, Dzulekie, Japfu Peak, and Tseminyu.