<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is a town and a municipality
in Mokokchung district
in the Indian state
. It is the district headquarter as well as the main urban hub of Mokokchung district. Mokokchung is the cultural center of the Ao people
and is economically and politically the most important urban centre in Northern Nagaland. In fact it is the most important urban hub in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima. The town is made up of 16 wards of which Kumlong, Sangtemla, Alempang and Yimyu
are the largest. Mokokchung is particularly noted for its extravagant Christmas, New Year, Moatsu
and Tsungremong celebrations. Its tradition of celebrating Christmas and New Year midnight celebrations in the main town square is regarded as one of the unique features of Mokokchung. Historically, Mokokchung was one of the first Naga Hills sites where the Assam Rifles, led by Britishers, established their outposts (then called stockades) in the later part of 19th century. Much of the town initially grew around this post located in the DC Hill. The British administration was then gradually extended eastwards towards the remoter parts of the Naga Hills.
Mokokchung is located at . It is located at an elevation of 1325 metres above sea level.
Mokokchung has a mild climate throughout the year. For ten months of the year, maximum temperature hovers in the mid twenties.
Mokokchung's central location... Read More