Kiphire

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Kiphire
town
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Kiphire is located in Nagaland
Kiphire
Kiphire
Location in Nagaland,India
Coordinates: 25°53′57″N 94°46′51″E / 25.8992°N 94.7808°E / 25.8992; 94.7808Coordinates: 25°53′57″N 94°46′51″E / 25.8992°N 94.7808°E / 25.8992; 94.7808
Country  India
State Nagaland
District Kiphire
Government
 • Type Town Council
Area
 • Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 896 m (2,940 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,799
 • Rank 17th in Nagaland
 • Density 100/km2 (300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration NL
Website http://kiphire.nic.in
District map of Nagaland with Kiphire

Kiphire (Pron:/ˈkɪfɑɪə/) is a small town, situated at an elevation of 896 m (2,940 ft) above sea level and is the headquarters of the newly formed Kiphire district, carved out of Tuensang district, in Nagaland, India. Kiphire is about 254 km from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. It is the place where the Naga tribes of Sangtam (Eastern), Yimchunger and Sema tribes meet. The town is the nearest district headquarters to Mt. Saramati (3841 m or 12,602 ft), Nagaland's highest peak.

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