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This article is about the municipality in Nagaland, India.




Wokha district, declared as 'the land of plenty' by the state government of Nagaland, due to her rich mineral resources, soil fertility and abounding flora and fauna, is located at the latitude of 26°8° North and Longitude of 94°18° East. The district is situated at an economically strategic location sharing borders with Assam in the West and North, Kohima and Dimapur in the South, Zunheboto in the East and Mokokchung in the North East. Wokha literally means "head count" or "census" in Lotha dialect. It has a geographical area of 1628 Square kilometers constituting 9.82 percent of the State geographical area and a population of 1,66,343 with a literacy rate of 87.68 percent. The district is dominantly inhabited by the Lotha tribe. The district has four assembly constituencies and 125 recognized villages. It is further divided into 13 administrative units and 7 rural development blocks. It has three ranges namely, Upper Range covering the Wokha, Wozhuro, Chukitong and Englan circle; Middle range covering the Lotsu, Sanis and Aitepyong circle and lower range covering the Bhandari Circle and Ralan area. Wokha is the third largest town in Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima. According to the 2011 census, the population is 166,269. Wokha has an average literacy rate of 85.67%; male literacy is 86.98%, while female literacy is 84.26%. In Wokha, 10.57% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kyong (Lotha) is the most widely used language for communication, while Nagamese (broken Assamese) and English are also used with non-locals. The majority of the population is Christian, mostly adhering to the Baptist denomination.

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