Wokha district

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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
 • Total1,628 km2 (629 sq mi)
 • Total166,239
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-NL-WO

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.


During the period of British rule, Wokha was the HQ of Naga Hills District up to 1878, when the Naga Hills District HQ moved to Kohima and Wokha became its own sub-division. Then in 1889 it was absorbed into Mokokchung's sub-division, and remained so until 1957 when it became a sub-division of Mokokchung district. The currently defined Wokha district was created in 1973 when the sub-division separated from Mokokchung district.[2]


It is one of the three districts in Nagaland currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


According to the 2011 census Wokha district has a population of 166,239, [4] roughly equal to the nation of Saint Lucia.[5] This gives it a ranking of 595th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] Wokha has a sex ratio of 968 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 87.7%.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Wokha District Population Census 2011, Nagaland literacy sex ratio and density". www.census2011.co.in.
  2. ^ "District industrial profile report of Wokha district" (PDF). gov.in. Dimapur: Development Commissioner Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. 2012.
  3. ^ Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Saint Lucia 161,557 July 2011 est.

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