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This article is about the municipality in Nagaland, India. For its namesake district, see Zunheboto district.
Zunheboto is located in central Nagaland
Zunheboto is located in central Nagaland
Zunheboto is located in Nagaland
Location in North-East India
Coordinates: 25°58′N 94°31′E / 25.97°N 94.52°E / 25.97; 94.52Coordinates: 25°58′N 94°31′E / 25.97°N 94.52°E / 25.97; 94.52
Country  India
State Nagaland
District Zunheboto
Elevation 1,252 m (4,108 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 22,633
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Zunheboto (Pron:/ˌzʌnˈhiːbəʊtəʊ/) is a town and a town area committee in Zunheboto district in the Indian state of Nagaland.


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.

It is the sixth largest urban center in Nagaland after Dimapur-Chumukedima, Kohima, Alichen-Mokokchung-DEF, Wokha and Tuensang.


As of 2001 India census,[2] 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.

See also[edit]

Sumi Naga Zunheboto district