Wokha district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Wokha.
Wokha district
Wokha district's location in Nagaland
Wokha district's location in Nagaland
Coordinates: 26°06′N 94°16′E / 26.100°N 94.267°E / 26.100; 94.267Coordinates: 26°06′N 94°16′E / 26.100°N 94.267°E / 26.100; 94.267
Country  India
State Nagaland
Seat Wokha
 • Total 1,628 km2 (629 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 166,239
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-NL-WO
Website http://wokha.nic.in/

Wokha (Pron:/ˈwəʊkə/) is a district of Nagaland state in India.


It covers an area of 1,628 km². Its capital is the town of Wokha.


In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Wokha one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the three districts in Nagaland currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


According to the 2011 census Wokha district has a population of 166,239,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Saint Lucia.[3] This gives it a ranking of 595th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] Wokha has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 87.6%.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Saint Lucia 161,557 July 2011 est. 

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