List of districts of Nagaland

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District map of Nagaland

Nagaland, a state of India, has 12 administrative districts.[1]

Administration[edit]

A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate or a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.

A superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.

History[edit]

In 1957, the Naga Hills District district of Assam and Tuensang Frontier Division of the North-East Frontier Agency (now Arunachal Pradesh) were joined to form the centrally governed Naga Hills Tuensang Area. At that point the previous subdivisions became Kohima, Mokokchung and Tuensang districts. February 1961 saw the renaming of Naga Hills Tuensang Area to "Nagaland", and in December 1963 Nagaland became the 16th state of India.

December 1973 saw the new districts of Wokha and Zunheboto carved out of Mokokchung, Mon district carved from Tuensang district, and Phek district created out of Kohima district.[2]:8

In 1997 Dimapur district was carved from Kohima district.[3][4]

Three more districts were added in January 2004: Kiphire, Longleng and Peren.[5] Kiphire and Longleng districts were carved from Tuensang district, Peren district was carved from Kohima district.[6]

Noklak district was created on 22 December 2017, previously having been a sub-district of Tuensang district.[7]

Districts[edit]

The twelve districts of Nagaland, and their capitals, 2011 census populations,[8] areas and elevations (of the seat) are:

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District Seat Area
(km²)
Elevation
(m)
Population
total
Population
rural
Population
urban
Date
created
Dimapur district Dimapur 927 145 378,811 180,942 197,869 1997
Kiphire district Kiphire 1,130 896 74,004 57,517 16,487 2004
Kohima district Kohima 1,463 1,444 267,988 146,900 121,088 1957
Longleng district Longleng 562 1,066 50,484 42,871 7,613 2004
Mokokchung district Mokokchung 1,615 1,325 194,622 138,897 55,725 1957
Mon District Mon 1,786 655 250,260 215,816 34,444 1973
Peren district Peren 2,300 1,445 95,219 81,429 13,790 2004
Phek district Phek 2,026 1,524 163,418 138,843 24,575 1973
Tuensang district[nb 1] Tuensang 2,536 1,371 196,596 159,822 36,774 1957
Wokha district Wokha 1,628 1,313 166,343 131,339 35,004 1973
Zunheboto district Zunheboto 1,255 1,852 140,757 113,160 27,597 1973
Noklak district Noklak 1,152 59,300 59,300 0 2017
  1. ^ Including Noklak district

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Nagaland". A Gateway to Districts of India on the Web. New Delhi: National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook Mokokchung" (PDF). Census of India. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Know Your Districts: Phek - The Morung Express". The Morung Express. 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ "About Wokha". Wokha Dist Administration. 2010.
  5. ^ Patra, S. C.; Vachhani, Ashish (2011). Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India (series II). Concept Publishing Company. p. 106. ISBN 9788180697241. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  6. ^ "Nagaland: Know Your Districts - An overview -III - The Morung Express". The Morung Express. 17 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Noklak is Nagaland's youngest district". Eastern Mirror. 21 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Primary Census Abstract". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. 2011. Select State Nagaland, Select District All, Submit

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