Mokokchung district

Mokokchung District

Mokokchung district

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Description:
Mokokchung is a district of Nagaland state in India. The town of Mokokchung is its headquarters. It is the home of the Ao Naga tribe. It covers an area of 1,615 kmĀ². It is bounded by the state of Assam to its north, Wokha to its west, Tuensang to its east, and Zunheboto to its south.

Administration

The administrative headquarters of Mokokchung district is located at Mokokchung town and the head of administration is Deputy Commissioner. Mokokchung has three subdivisions, namely Tuli, Mangkolemba and Changtongya. The Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung is Abhishek Singh, who is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

Geography

The physiography of the district shows six distinct hill ranges. The ranges are more or less parallel to each other and run in North-east or South-west directions. The district lies between 93.53 and 94.53 degrees longitude and 25.56 degrees latitude. The entire District of Mokokchung is conveniently sub-divided into ranges. The main valleys are Tsurang, Changki and Milak Valleys. The district is agriculturally and industrially among the most progressive districts in the state, along with Dimapur and Kohima. Major agricultural regions are Changki-Longnak, Tsurang, Milak and Dikhu valley regions. Tuli-Milak region and Changki-Longnak valley are the major industrial areas.

Demographics

Mokokchung district recorded a population of 227,230 (2001 census). Christianity is the predominant religion with 95% of its population being......
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