Zunheboto

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Zunheboto
View of Zunheboto Town
View of Zunheboto Town
Nickname(s): 
Land Of Warriors
Zunheboto is located in Nagaland
Zunheboto
Zunheboto
Location of Zunheboto in North-East India
Coordinates: 25°58′00″N 94°31′00″E / 25.96667°N 94.51667°E / 25.96667; 94.51667Coordinates: 25°58′00″N 94°31′00″E / 25.96667°N 94.51667°E / 25.96667; 94.51667
Country India
StateNagaland
DistrictZunheboto
Elevation
1,852 m (6,076 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total22,809
 • Density331/km2 (860/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
Sumi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationNL-06
WebsiteZunhebot.nic.in

Zunheboto (Pron:/ˌzʌnˈhiːbəʊtəʊ/), also known as Zunhebo, is a town in the state of Nagaland, India. Zunheboto is inhabited by the Sumi Nagas who are known for their martial skills. It is the location of the largest Baptist church in Asia, the Sumi Baptist Church, Zunheboto. [2]

Etymology[edit]

The word Zunheboto is derived from the Sumi words 'zunhebo', the name of a flowering shrub Leucosceptrum, 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. Hence, Zunheboto means the hill top of Zunhebo flowers.

Geography[edit]

With an area of about 1255 km2 and altitude of 1313.69m above sea level, the district is bounded by Mokokchung and some parts of Tuensang in north, Kohima and Phek in the south, Wokha in the west, Kiphire and parts of Tuensang in the East. The Satoi range, a natural habitat of the state's bird, Blyth's tragopan, and the Ghosu bird sanctuary is situated in this district. Important rivers that flow in this district are the Doyang, Tizu, Dikhu (Nanga), Horki, and Langki.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011,[1]Zunheboto town had a population of 22,633. Males constitute 51.7% of the population and females 48.23%.

Educational Institutions[edit]

Schools in Zunheboto Town[edit]

  • Bloomfield Hill School
  • Corner Stone Foundation School
  • Eden Garden School
  • Govt hr sec school
  • Immanuel School
  • Kendriya vidyalaya, lumami
  • Kids World Montessori
  • Little Spring School
  • Love Dale hr. sec. School
  • Merry Hill School
  • New Era School
  • Olympic hr. sec. School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Seven Home School
  • Shamrock School
  • St. Anthony School
  • Step By Step School
  • Sunbeam School
  • Woodland Hr. Sec School

Colleges[edit]

  • Zunheboto govt. College
  • Nito Theological College
  • Anderson Theological College
  • Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu

University[edit]



Climate[edit]

Zunheboto lies north of the Satoi Range. Due to its elevation, Zunheboto features a more moderate version of a humid subtropical climate (Cwa. Zunheboto has cool winters and hot very rainy summers. The coldest months are from December to February, when frost occurs and in the higher altitudes snowfall occurs occasionally. During the height of summers, from June–August, temperature ranges an average of 80–90 °F (27–32 °C). Heavy rainfall occurs during summer.

Climate data for Zunheboto
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.5
(74.3)
25.0
(77.0)
29.1
(84.4)
32.2
(90.0)
33.9
(93.0)
30.5
(86.9)
33.1
(91.6)
31.1
(88.0)
31.0
(87.8)
31.5
(88.7)
29.5
(85.1)
26.0
(78.8)
33.9
(93.0)
Average high °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
17.9
(64.2)
22.1
(71.8)
24.1
(75.4)
24.4
(75.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.0
(77.0)
25.4
(77.7)
25.0
(77.0)
23.4
(74.1)
20.6
(69.1)
17.7
(63.9)
22.2
(72.0)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
9.3
(48.7)
12.7
(54.9)
15.6
(60.1)
16.9
(62.4)
18.1
(64.6)
18.8
(65.8)
18.9
(66.0)
18.1
(64.6)
16.6
(61.9)
13.1
(55.6)
9.4
(48.9)
14.6
(58.3)
Record low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
2.3
(36.1)
4.0
(39.2)
5.0
(41.0)
10.0
(50.0)
9.4
(48.9)
7.8
(46.0)
8.3
(46.9)
8.9
(48.0)
5.0
(41.0)
3.1
(37.6)
2.8
(37.0)
1.0
(33.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 11.7
(0.46)
35.4
(1.39)
47.6
(1.87)
88.7
(3.49)
159.2
(6.27)
333.8
(13.14)
371.8
(14.64)
364.0
(14.33)
250.1
(9.85)
126.0
(4.96)
35.2
(1.39)
7.8
(0.31)
1,831.3
(72.10)
Average rainy days 2.0 3.9 5.8 12.2 16.9 23.1 24.6 22.9 19.1 10.7 3.6 1.4 146.2
[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DISTRICT CENSUS HANDBOOK" (PDF). DIRECTORATE OF CENSUS OPERATIONS NAGALAND. p. 24.
  2. ^ "Asia's largest church built in Nagaland; new church building set for dedication". International Business Times. Retrieved 30 April 2017.