Through this chapter, we will know the detailed and important information of Nagaland, in which important and interesting information like history, geography, economy, education, culture and world famous tourist places located in the state have been added. Apart from this, the recent developments and changes in the state of Nagaland have also been explained in detail. This chapter is full of interesting facts for the competitive aspirants as well as the readers.
Nagaland Quick General Knowledge
|State Name||Nagaland (नागालैंड)|
|Statehood||1 December 1963|
|Total Area||16,579 sq km|
|Current Chief Minister||Neiphiu rio|
|Current Governor||Jagdish Mukhi|
|State Bird||Blyths tragopan|
|State Flower||Rhododendron arboreum|
|State Tree||Alnus nepalensis|
|State Dance||Rangma, Bamboo Dance, Geelang, Suirolians, Gittinglim, Timangnetin, Hetlaiuli.|
Nagaland is the 16th state located in the north eastern part of the country. Nagaland is one of the smallest states in India. Its total area is 16,578 sq km. is. The state capital is Kohima and is also known as 'Switzerland of the East'. The state is bordered by Myanmar in the east, Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Assam in the west and Manipur in the south.
The history of Nagaland is similar to that of Burma and Assam, but according to some opinions, the name of this state was given by the British according to the Naga (in Hindi nude). Nagaland was ruled by the British until the year 1890 and the traditional practice of handhunting was outlawed. Since independence, the Naga region remained divided between Assam and the North East Frontier Agency. After some violent incidents in 1957, the government established a Naga administrative unit under Indian rule. Then in the year 1955, a contingent of the Indian Army was sent to Nagaland by the Government of India.
In the year 1957, the merger negotiations started between the Government of India and the Naga people, under which the Government of India approved to make Nagaland a self-governing state. Nagaland officially became the 16th state of the country on 01 December 1963.
The Chief Minister of Nagaland is the head of the state of Nagaland. Nagaland has 60 assembly seats. There are seven administrative districts of the local government, including Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon, Wokha, Junheboto, Phek and Kohima.
The current Chief Minister of Nagaland is Nipihu Rio. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 8 March 2018. The first person to become the Chief Minister of Nagaland was P. Shilu Ao of the Naga Nationalist Organization. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 01 December 1963.
The present Governor of Nagaland, R. N. Ravi is R. N. Ravi is sworn in as the Governor of Nagaland on 17 September 2021.
Many types of mineral substances such as: chromium, nickel, cobalt, iron ore and limestone are found in the state.
The main industrial center of Nagaland is Dimapur. There are sugar mills, liquor factories, bricks factories and television factories here. Other industries in the state include a khandasari mill, rice mill, canned fruit plant, paper and pulp factory, a plywood factory and furniture making factory. Currently there are only three industrial areas.
The Nagas living in Nagaland are said to belong to the Indo-Mangola dynasty. This is the breed whose presence is first mentioned ten centuries before Christ. The Nagas have more than 20 tribes and several subcastes due to their unique geographical distribution. Although there are many cultural traits among them, they lack a lot of isolation and mutual harmony among themselves. The largest tribe is Konyak followed by Aao, Tangkhul, Semas and Angamis. Naga people are very beautiful and friendly.
In Nagaland, the dress of men and women of different Naga tribes is also different. Mekhala which is a shawlumna which is worn by the people wrapped in the waist. Apart from this, people also wear shawls woven from the loom here. The shawls are their major attire and their designs can be traced to the Naga tribes. Apart from shawls, their other traditional clothes are often adorned with clamshells. The cultural atmosphere of Nagaland is colored with different colors of different tribes.
Nagaland has a total of 11 districts, Dimapur is the largest district of the state based on population with a population of 378811. The largest district by area is Tuensang. Tuensang has an area of 4228 sq km.
Nagaland has the following 11 districts: - Kaifair, Kohima, Xunheboto, Dimapur, Twensang, Peren, Phek, Mokokchuang, Mon, Longleng and Wokha.
- Total exports from the state stood at US$ 5.71 million in 2019-20 and US$ 6.06 million in 2020-21. There itself in 2020-21, total exports of electric machinery from Nagaland stood at US$ 1.48 million (~24.4%).
- Major items exported from Nagaland are ceramic and allied products, electric machinery & equipment, electronics component, human hair, product thereto, electronics instrument and cotton fabrics & made-ups.
- Nagaland promotes bamboo processing as an enterprise, covering various applications such as food-based, medicinal usage, handicraft, art, tiles and flooring.
- Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) is the nodal office that coordinates with other offices for all bamboo-related research, development and business applications.
- In FY21, the annual allocation for implementing the ‘National Bamboo Mission’ in Nagaland stood at Rs. 60 million (US$ 820 thousand).
𝒜. Nagaland state got statehood on 1 December 1963.
𝒜. The capital of Nagaland state is Kohima.
𝒜. The folkdances of Nagaland state are: Rangma, Bamboo Dance, Geelang, Suirolians, Gittinglim, Timangnetin, Hetlaiuli.
𝒜. The state bird name is Blyths tragopan and the state animal name is Gayal of Nagaland state.
𝒜. The current chief minster is Neiphiu rio and the governor is Jagdish Mukhi of Nagaland state.
𝒜. The name of state flower is Rhododendron arboreum and the state tree is Alnus nepalensis of Nagaland state.