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Zunheboto district
—  District  —
Lining up for inspection
A Sumi Naga festival in Zunheboto district
Zunheboto district's location in Nagaland
Coordinates: 26°01′N 94°31′E / 26.017, 94.517Coordinates: 26°01′N 94°31′E / 26.017, 94.517
State Nagaland
Country India
Seat Zunheboto
Population (2011)
 • Total 141,014
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-NL-ZU

Zunheboto is a district of Nagaland state in India.


It is bordered on the east by Mokokchung District, Kohima District in the south and Wokha District on the west. Headquarters is at Zunheboto. A hilly place, Zunheboto is covered by evergreen forests and surrounded by small streams and rivers.


According to the 2011 census Zunheboto district has a population of 141,014 ,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Saint Lucia.[2] This gives it a ranking of 605th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] Zunheboto has a sex ratio of 981 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 86.26 %.[1]

Zunheboto is the home to the Sumi Nagas, a warrior tribe of Nagaland. Head hunting was practiced extensively until the advent of the American missionaries who converted the warriors to Christians. Today the people are peaceful and hardworking, practicing agriculture as their main occupation.


Today it is home to the Nagaland University whose campus is situated in the village of Lumami in the sub division of Akuluto. This has become the cultural center for the people of Nagaland, as all the Nagas irrespective of tribes come to study.


  1. ^ a b c d "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Saint Lucia 161,557 July 2011 est." 

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