<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is the main commercial hub and one of the three municipalities in the state of Nagaland, India, the other two being Kohima and Mokokchung. The name Dimapur
comes from the Kachari dialect. Etymologically Di
means "water", Ma
means "big" and pur
means "city"; in effect, the name means "the city near the great river." It is located at .
Dimapur has the ruins of the 10th century Kachari palace, maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Latest estimates indicate that Dimapur has a population of 1,65,782. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Dimapur has an average literacy rate of 99%, much higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76% and, female literacy is 66%. In Dimapur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Over the years, Dimapur has expanded up to the foothills of Chumukedima. The official population figures of 2001 cover only the residents up to the Dhansiri bridge. The Purana Bazaar area and beyond have not been included. Unofficially these areas are called East Dimapur
. This is because of vested interests who wanted to apportion developmental funds by assuming self-designated titles like gaonburas, chairman, etc.The entire agglomeration has an estimated population of around 280,710 and is one of the fastest growing Indian cities. Its population has more than tripled in the last two... Read More