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Nagaland


 

Quick Information

State Area (Sq. Km.)

16,579

State Capital

Kohima

Major Language(s)

Angami, Ao, Chang, Konyak, Lotha, Sangtam, Sema, Chakhesang

Number of Districts

8

Population

1,988,636

Males

1,041,686

Females

946,950

Growth Rate 1991-2001

64.41 %

Density

120

Urban Population

17.74 %

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

909

Literacy Rate

67.11 %

Males

71.77 %

Females

61.92 %

Legislature

Legislative Assembly

Judicature

High Court, Guwahati

Governor

Shri K. Sankaranarayan

Address

Raj Bhawan, Kohima

Office No.

0370 - 2222906, 2222942

Residence No.

0370 - 2221354

Fax

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email

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Chief Minister

Sri Neiphiu Rio

Address

Chief Minister Niwas, Kohima

Office No.

0370 - 2222171, 2270097

Residence No.

0370 - 2241734 -2241735

Fax

0370 - 2243163

email

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Chief Secretary Shri Lalhuma

Address

Kohima-791001

Office No.

(0370) 2270082, (0370) - 2270076

Residence No.

0370 - 2242983

Fax

0370 - 2270057

email

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General Information

Nagaland is a state in the north-eastern part of India. It borders the Indian states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur and the country Myanmar. The state capital is Kohima.  Nagaland is divided into 7 administrative districts. About 84 percent of the population belongs to 16 Naga tribes, an Indo-Mongoloid ethnic group; minority tribes include the 40,000 Chin. In addition, there are some 220,000 Assamese and 14,000 Bengali Muslims.  More than 85 percent of the population is Christian, mostly Baptist. This Christian heritage is shared with a majority in the nearby states of Mizoram and Meghalaya and by a large minority in neighboring Manipur, but sets them apart from the rest of India which is overwhelmingly Hindu.

Location

Situated in the extreme northeast of the country, Nagaland is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Manipur in the south, Myanmar in the east and Assam in the west.

History

Nagaland was constituted by the Union Government in September 1962. It comprises the former Naga Hills district of Assam and the former Tuensang Frontier division of the Northeast Frontier Agency; these had been made a centrally administered area in 1957, administered by the President through the Governor of Assam. In January 1961, the area was renamed and given the status

of a State of the Indian Union, which was officially inaugurated on December 1, 1963.

 

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/ 

Manorama Year Book - 2007

 

 

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