25 Important Facts About the State of Nagaland

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25 Important Facts About the State of Nagaland: Nagaland is a landlocked state in the north-eastern region of India. It covers an area of about 16,579 square kilometers. Kohima is the capital city of Nagaland. Here are the list of 25 important facts about the state of Nagaland.

25 Important Facts About the State of Nagaland

1. Nagaland is a landlocked state. It is located in the north-eastern region of India.

2. Nagaland has an area of about 16,579 square kilometers.

3. Kohima is the capital city of Nagaland.

4. Nagaland is bordered by Arunachal Pradesh to the north, Assam to the west, Manipur to the south, and the Myanmar to the east.

5. The state of Nagaland was formally inaugurated on December 1, 1963, as the 16th state of Indian union.

6. There are 16 districts in Nagaland. Dimapur is the largest city in Nagaland.

7. The state animal of Nagaland is Mithun. Mithun is also known as ‘cattle of mountain’.

8. Blyth’s tragopan is the state bird of Nagaland.

9. Rhododendron arboreum is the state flower of Nagaland.

10. Rice, Maize, Millet, and Rubber are the major crops of Nagaland.

11. Mount Saramati at 3,841 meters is the highest peak of Nagaland.

12. Japfu peak at 3,048 meters is the second highest peak of Nagaland.

13. The official language of Nagaland is English. Nagamese, Ao-Naga, Tenyidie are the other languages of Nagaland.

14. An annual festival, The hornbill festival is a popular festival in Nagaland. It is also called the festival of festivals.

15. Nagaland state is popularly called ‘the falcon capital of the world’.

16. In 1967, The Nagaland Assembly declared English to be the official language of Nagaland.

17. In Nagaland, Shifting cultivation or the traditional Jhum is widely practised.

18. The main agricultural products of Nagaland are rice, millet, maize, pulses, sugarcane, potato, cardamom, coffee, and tea. Rice is a staple food of Nagaland.

19. Nagaland is known as the land of festival.

20. To promote tourism and the state’s tribal culture, the government of Nagaland established the Hornbill festival in the year 2000.

21. The Dimasa Kachari Ruins are located in Dimapur, Nagaland. It is also known as the Kachari Ruins.

22. Kohima Bara Basti of Nagaland is the second largest village in Asia. It forms the part of Kohima Urban area today.

23. Nagaland is one of the three states in India where Christianity is the dominant religion. It is also known as ‘the only predominantly Baptist state in the world’.

24. To conserve and protect Mithun (state animal of Nagaland) in the northeast, the NRCM was established by the ICAR in 1988.

25. The Morungs are traditional Naga houses. It is built on elevated platforms and serve as communal spaces for social activities and rituals.

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