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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.HistoryWokha was made as the district headquarters of the Naga hills under Assam by the British in 1876. By 1878 the headquarters was shifted to Kohima, but Wokha remained a subdivision. Later in 1889 the subdivision was shifted to Mokokchung. After India's independence, Wokha became a sub division in 1957 under Naga Hills Tuensang Area, and remained so till she became a district in 1973.Geography and climateWokha is located at at an average elevation of 1,313 metres . It has a warm temperate climate . The summer temperature of Wokha ranges from 16.1 °C to 32 °C. The winter temperature reaches a minimum of 2 °C. The average annual temperature in Wokha is 17.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1940 mm.
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