Dimapur district

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Dimapur district
District
Market on railway tracks
A market in Dimapur
Dimapur district's location in Nagaland
Dimapur district's location in Nagaland
Coordinates: 25°48′N 93°47′E / 25.800°N 93.783°E / 25.800; 93.783Coordinates: 25°48′N 93°47′E / 25.800°N 93.783°E / 25.800; 93.783
Country India
State Nagaland
Seat Chumukedima
Area
 • Total 927 km2 (358 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 379,769
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-NL-DI
Website http://dimapur.nic.in/

Dimapur (Pron:/ˌdɪməˈpʊə/) (Hindi: दीमापुर ज़िला Dīmāpur Zilā) is a district of Nagaland state in India. Its headquarters is Chumukedima. As of 2011 it is the most populous district of Nagaland (out of 11).[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Dimapur district has a population of 379,769,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Maldives.[2] This gives it a ranking of 563rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 0%.[1] Dimapur has a sex ratio of 916 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 85.44%.[1]

The District has a heterogeneous population with the majority comprising Naga tribes from all over Nagaland.

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1986 Dimapur district became home to the Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi).[3]

Education[edit]

The district has ample number of institutions devoted for providing quality education to the residents. Most schools have English as their medium of instruction and are affiliated to the Nagaland Board of School Education. Some prominent schools include Patkai School, Holy Cross School,St Paul Hr Sec School, saint joseph high school (chekiye), Pranab Vidyapith, Government High School,M.g.m higher secondary school Queen Mary School (Chekiye)etc.

National institute of technology (NIT Nagaland) is finally started at Chumukedima.

Colleges: Patkai Christian College (the only autonomous college in Northeast India), Dimapur Government College, Public College of Commerce, S.D. Jain College, Pranabananda Women’s College, Salt Christian College, Tetso College are a few among the 18 different Colleges in Dimapur. Hostel accommodation is also available in few Colleges.

Vocational Centres
Women’s’ Industrial Training Institute (WITI) run by the Dept. of Employment, besides many private IT institutions imparting vocational/skilled training.

Sports[edit]

Dimapur is also home to Dimapur United a soccer club which plays in Nagaland Premier League.

Culture[edit]

Diezephe village in the district has the Diezephe Craft Museum displaying woodcarving and weaving.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Maldives 394,999 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Nagaland". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ 101 pilgrimages. Outlook India Publishing. 2006. p. 311. ISBN 9788189449032. 

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