Nagaland

• Nagaland is one of the states located on the North Eastern part of India.

• The State of Nagaland was formally established on December 1st, 1963, as the 16th State of the Indian Union.

• It is bounded by Assam in the West, Myanmar on the east, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam on the North and Manipur in the South.

• Kohima is the capital city and while Dimapur is the largest city in the state.

• Total area in the state is 16,579 sq km.

• Total population in the state is around 18 lakhs according to 2011 census.

• The density in the state is 119 per sq km.

• The state has only one parliamentary constituency.

• The State consists of 7 Districts.

• Literacy rate in the state is 80.11 %.

• Nagaland is inhabited by 16 major tribes along with other sub-tribes. Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Kuki, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury etc are some of the major tribes inhabited in Nagaland.

• English is the official language of Nagaland. Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang etc are the other languages used in Nagaland.

• 90% of the state population is Christian by religion.

• Economy of the state is mainly depends on agriculture.

• Milak, Barak, Dhansiri are the major rivers in the state.

• Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung etc are the main tourist attraction place in Nagaland.


State Symbols of Nagaland
Category English Term
Animal Mithun
Bird Blyth's tragopan
Flower Tree rhododendron
Tree Alder
Fish Chocolate mahseer