Wokha

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Wokha
city
Wokha is located in Nagaland
Wokha
Wokha
Location in Nagaland, India
Coordinates: 26°06′N 94°16′E / 26.1°N 94.27°E / 26.1; 94.27Coordinates: 26°06′N 94°16′E / 26.1°N 94.27°E / 26.1; 94.27
Country  India
State Nagaland
District Wokha
Elevation 1,313 m (4,308 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 37,696
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Wokha is a town and a town area committee in Wokha district in the Indian state of Nagaland.

Geography[edit]

Wokha is located at 26°06′N 94°16′E / 26.1°N 94.27°E / 26.1; 94.27.[1] It has an average elevation of 1313 metres (4793 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Wokha had a population of 37,696. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Wokha has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 77%. In Wokha, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Greater Wokha[edit]

District map of Nagaland with Wokha town

Wokha's agglomeration consists of Wokha town, Longsa village, Wokha village and Vakhosung. It has a combined population of 43,089. Wokha is on the main route from Kohima to Mokokchung and has been one of the earliest locations of the Assam Rifles.

Statistics[edit]

  • The altitude of Wokha is 1,313.69 meters.
  • The area of Wokha district is 1,628 square kilometres.
  • The population of the entire district of Wokha is 161,098 denizens. (2001 provisional census)
  • The summer temperature of Wokha is between 16.1 °C, and 32 °C. The winter temperature is a 2 °C minimum.
  • The rainfall of Wokha is between 2 and 2.5 meters per year.
  • Men occupy about 51.92% the population of Wokha, while women occupy 48.08%.
  • The rural population constitutes 76.61% of the population of the district, while the remaining 23.39% of the population is urban

Brief history[edit]

In 1876 the British Government occupied Wokha as the District Headquarters of the Naga Hills under Assam. By the year 1878 the headquarters was shifted to Kohima, but Wokha remained a subdivision. Later in 1889 the subdivision was shifted to Mokokchung. In the year 1957 Wokha became a subdivision again. After India had gained its independence, Wokha was created a district in the year 1973.

Language[edit]

Kyong Language is the common language used for communication, English and Nagamese language are also used for communication.

Mount Tiyi[edit]

Mount Tiyi is a hill which has supernatural legends associated with it. Most Nagas believe that this mountain is the abode of departed souls. According to local Wokhan folklore the mountain had an orchard that could only be found by the 'lucky ones.' Rhododendrons are found commonly on Mount Tiyi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Wokha
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.