Kohima district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Kohima.
Kohima district
District
Gate over a road
Entrance to Kohima district
Kohima district's location in Nagaland
Kohima district's location in Nagaland
Coordinates: 25°40′N 94°07′E / 25.667°N 94.117°E / 25.667; 94.117Coordinates: 25°40′N 94°07′E / 25.667°N 94.117°E / 25.667; 94.117
State Nagaland
Country India
Seat Kohima
Elevation 1,444 m (4,738 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,70,063
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-NL-KO
Website http://kohima.nic.in/

Kohima district (pron:/ˈkəʊhɪˌmɑː or kəʊˈhiːmə/) is a district of Nagaland state in India. It is the home of the Angami Naga tribe. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Nagaland (out of 11), after Dimapur.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kohima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
17.9
(64.2)
22.1
(71.8)
24.1
(75.4)
24.4
(75.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.0
(77)
25.4
(77.7)
25.0
(77)
23.4
(74.1)
20.6
(69.1)
17.7
(63.9)
22.2
(72)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
9.3
(48.7)
12.7
(54.9)
15.6
(60.1)
16.9
(62.4)
18.1
(64.6)
18.8
(65.8)
18.9
(66)
18.1
(64.6)
16.6
(61.9)
13.1
(55.6)
9.4
(48.9)
14.6
(58.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 11.7
(0.461)
35.4
(1.394)
47.6
(1.874)
88.7
(3.492)
159.2
(6.268)
333.8
(13.142)
371.8
(14.638)
364.0
(14.331)
250.1
(9.846)
126.0
(4.961)
35.2
(1.386)
7.8
(0.307)
1,831.3
(72.1)
Avg. rainy days 2 3.9 5.8 12.2 16.9 23.1 24.6 22.9 19.1 10.7 3.6 1.4 146.2
Source: WMO [2]

Divisions[edit]

  • Kewhima Village or Kohima Village
  • Viswema Village
  • Kidima Village
  • Khuzama Village
  • Kezoma Village
  • Kezo Basa/Town
  • Sakhaba Village
  • Phesama Village
  • Mima Village
  • Pfuchama Village
  • Jakhama Village
  • Kigwema Village
  • Jotsoma Village
  • Khonoma Village
  • Meriema Village
  • Mezoma Village
  • Gariphema Village
  • Tuophema Village
  • Botsa Village
  • Nerhema Village
  • Chiephobozou Village
  • Chiechama Village
  • Chedema Village
  • Thizama Village
  • Tuophe Phezou Village
  • 32 Rengma Naga Villages

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Kohima district has a population of 270,063,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Barbados.[3] This gives it a ranking of 576th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 0%.[1] Kohima has a sex ratio of 927 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 85.58%.[1]

The main indigenous inhabitants of Kohima district are the Angami Nagas and the Rengma.

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1980 Kohima district became home to the Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi).[4] It is a natural habitat for Blyth’s Tragopan.[5]

Sports[edit]

Kohima is also home to Kohima Komets a soccer club which plays in Nagaland Premier League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Kohima". World Meteorological Organisation. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Barbados 286,705 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Nagaland". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://nagaforest.nic.in/wildlife.htm

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