23 Facts About Nagaland


Nagaland is a landlocked state in the northeastern region of India.

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Nagaland is a mountainous state and lies between the parallels of 95 and 94 degrees east longitude and 25.

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Subsequently, Nagaland attained statehood with the enactment of the state of Nagaland Act in 1962 by the Parliament.

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The interim body was dissolved on 30 November 1963 and the state of Nagaland was formally inaugurated on 1 December 1963 and Kohima was declared as the state capital.

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Nagaland has a largely monsoon climate with high humidity levels.

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About one-sixth of Nagaland is covered by tropical and sub-tropical evergreen forests—including palms, bamboo, rattan as well as timber and mahogany forests.

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Some noteworthy mammals found in Nagaland include the slow loris, Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque, rhesus macaque, capped langur, hoolock gibbon, Himalayan black bear, dhole, occasional Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, clouded leopard, marbled cat, golden cat, Indian elephants, gaur, red serow, sambar, Chinese pangolin, Malayan porcupine, Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine, and Hoary bamboo rats.

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Mithun is the state animal of Nagaland and has been adopted as the official seal of the Government of Nagaland.

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Nagaland is home to 396 species of orchids, belonging to 92 genera of which 54 having horticultural and medicinal economic importance.

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Nagaland is known as "the only predominantly Baptist State in the World" and "the most Baptist State in the World.

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Nagaland possesses largely ceremonial responsibilities apart from law and order responsibilities.

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Legislative Assembly of Nagaland is the real executive and legislative body of the state.

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Nagaland has been granted a great degree of state autonomy, like other Indian States as well as special powers and autonomy for Naga ethnic groups to conduct their own affairs.

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Democratic Alliance of Nagaland is a state level coalition of political parties.

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When created in 1963 the state of Nagaland was divided into just three districts, Kohima District, Mokokchung District and Tuensang District.

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Nagaland has a recoverable reserve of limestone of 1, 000 million tonnes plus a largely untapped resource of marble and handicraft stone.

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Yet, in terms of population served for each kilometre of surfaced road, Nagaland is the second best state in the region after Arunachal Pradesh.

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Dimapur Airport, is the sole airport in Nagaland with scheduled commercial services to Kolkata, Guwahati, Imphal, and Dibrugarh.

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Nagaland is home to the Naga Morich or Raja Mircha, one of the hottest chilis in the world at 855, 000 SHU on the Scoville scale.

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All the ethnic groups of Nagaland have their own cuisine, and they use a lot of meat, fish, and fermented products in their dishes.

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Nagaland's wife brewed the beer which he offered to the guests.

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Nagaland's schools are run by the state and central government or by a private organisation.

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The key thrusts of Nagaland's tourism are its rich culture, showcasing of history and wildlife.

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