Districts of Nagaland
Location Nagaland
Number16 Districts

The Indian state of Nagaland, has 16 administrative districts: Chümoukedima, Dimapur, Kiphire, Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Niuland, Noklak, Peren, Phek, Shamator, Tuensang, Tseminyü, Wokha and Zünheboto.[1]

Administration

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

In 1957, the Naga Hills 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 District, Mokokchung District and Tuensang District. 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 District and Zünheboto District carved out of Mokokchung District, Mon District carved from Tuensang District, and Phek District created out of Kohima District.[2]: 8 

On 2 December 1997, Dimapur District was carved out from Kohima District.[3][4]

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

Noklak District was created on 20 January 2021, previously having been a sub-district of Tuensang District.[7]

On 18 December 2021, three new districts were created: Chümoukedima District and Niuland District carved from Dimapur District and Tseminyü District carved from Kohima District.[8]

On 19 January 2022, Shamator District carved from Tuensang was created as the 16th district of Nagaland.[9]

Districts

The sixteen districts of Nagaland, and their headquarters, 2011 census populations,[10] areas and elevations (of the seat) are:

District Seat Area
(km²)
Elevation
(m)
Population
total
Population
rural
Population
urban
Date
created
Chümoukedima District Chümoukedima 610 171 125,400 81,884 43,516 2021
Dimapur District Dimapur 70 145 170,000 0 170,000 1997
Kiphire District Kiphire 1,130 896 74,004 57,517 16,487 2004
Kohima District Kohima 1,207 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 1,719 1,325 194,622 138,897 55,725 1957
Mon District Mon 1,786 655 250,260 215,816 34,444 1973
Niuland District Niuland n/a 154 11,876 11,876 0 2021
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
Shamator District Shamator n/a n/a 12,726 n/a n/a 2022
Tuensang District Tuensang 2,536 1,371 137,296 100,522 36,774 1957
Tseminyü District Tseminyü 256 1,261 63,629 60,766 2863 2021
Wokha District Wokha 1,628 1,313 166,343 131,339 35,004 1973
Zünheboto District Zunheboto 1,255 1,852 140,757 113,160 27,597 1973
Noklak District Noklak 1,152 59,300 59,300 0 2017

Subdivisions

District (DC headquarter) Sub-districts (ADC headquarters) Sub-divisions (SDO headquarters) Circles (EAC headquarters)
Chümoukedima District Medziphema Chümoukedima, Dhansiripar Seithekema
Dimapur District Kuhuboto
Kiphire District Pungro, Seyochung Amahator, Khonsa, Kiusam, Longmatra, Sitimi
Kohima District Chiephobozou Jakhama, Sechü Zubza Botsa, Kezocha
Longleng District Tamlu Namsang, Sakshi, Yachem, Yongyah
Mokokchung District Mangkolemba, Tuli Changtongya, Tzürangkong Alongkima, Chuchuyimlang, Kobulong, Longchem, Merangmen, Ongpangkong
Mon District Aboi, Naginimora, Tizit, Tobu Angjangyang, Chen, Monyakshu, Phomching, Wakching Hunta, Longching, Longshen, Mopung, Shangnyu
Niuland District Aghunaqa, Nihokhu
Noklak District Thonoknyu Nokhu, Panso
Peren District Tening, Jalukie Athibung Kebai–Khelma, Ngwalwa, Nsong
Phek District Chozuba, Meluri, Pfütsero Chizami Sakraba, Sekrezu, Phokungri, Khezhakeno, Chetheba, Khuza, Zuketsa, Phor, Lephory, Razeba
Shamator District Chessore Mangko, Tsurangto
Tuensang District Longkhim Noksen Chare, Chingmei, Ngoungchung, Sangsangnyu, Sotokur
Tseminyü District Tsogin
Wokha District Bhandari, Sanis Ralan Aitepyong, Baghty, Champang, Chukitong, Englan, Lotsü, Süngro, Wozhüro
Zünheboto District Aghunato, Akuluto, Atoizu, Pughoboto, Satakha Suruhuto Akuhaito, Asuto, Ghathashi, Hoshepu, Saptiqa, Satoi, V. K

Proposed Districts

References

  1. ^ "Districts of Nagaland". A Gateway to Districts of India on the Web. New Delhi: National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. 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. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  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 6 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Nagaland: Know Your Districts - An overview -III - The Morung Express". The Morung Express. 17 October 2017. Archived from the original on 20 May 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Noklak is Nagaland's youngest district". Eastern Mirror. 21 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Nagaland to have 3 more districts". Nagaland Post. 18 December 2021. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Nagaland govt grants district status to Shamator". ThePrint. 19 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Primary Census Abstract". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. 2011. Select State Nagaland, Select District All, Submit
  11. ^ "Nagaland MLAs raise pitch for creation of Meluri district". East Mojo. 21 March 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.