Zunheboto is located in central Nagaland
|Elevation||1,252 m (4,108 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Zunheboto is home to the Sumi Naga. The word Zunheboto is derived from the Sumi words 'zunhebo', name of a flowering shrub, and 'to' or 'ato', hill top. The 'zunhebo' plant grows abundantly in this region and the town was built on the top of the rolling hills hence the name, 'Zunhebo-to' or Zunheboto as known today.
As of 2001[update] India census, Zunheboto had a population of 22,809. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Zunheboto has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 77%. In Zunheboto, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- "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.
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