Kohima is the capital city of Nagaland, north eastern state of India. Kohima is a Municipal Council city situated in Kohima Sadar circle of Kohima district. The Kohima city is divided into 19 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 22,312 families residing in the Kohima city. The total population of Kohima is 99,039 out of which 51,626 are males and 47,413 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Kohima is 918. Kohima Municipal Council has total administration over 22,312 houses to which it supplies basic amenities such as water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipal Council limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Kohima city is 12044 which is 12% of the total population of which 6026 male children and 6018 female. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Kohima is 999 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (918).
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Kohima is 90.8%. Thus Kohima has higher literacy rate compared to 85.2% of Kohima district. The male literacy rate is 92.61% and the female literacy rate is 88.73% in Kohima. The total literacy rate of Kohima was 90.76% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 79.55% of Nagaland. Population-wise, out of total 78,961 literates, males were 42,231 while females were 36,730. Also the male literacy rate was 92.61% and the female literacy rate was 88.73% in Kohima.
Kohima Municipal Council:
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Kohima Municipal Council.
As per the Census 2011, the total Hindu population in Kohima is 15,934 which is 16.09% of the total population. Also the total Muslim population in Kohima is 3,028 which is 3.06% of the total population. Below is religion-wise population of Kohima as per Census 2011.
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As per the Census 2011, the total literacy rate of Kohima was 90.76% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 79.55% of Nagaland. Population-wise, out of total 78,961 literates, males were 42,231 while females were 36,730. Also the male literacy rate was 92.61% and the female literacy rate was 88.73% in Kohima.
Kohima lies north of the Japfü Barail intersection. Due to its elevation, Kohima features a more moderate version of a humid subtropical climate. Kohima has cool winters and hot very rainy summers. The coldest months are from December to February, when frost occurs and in the higher altitudes snowfall occurs occasionally. During the height of summers, from June–August, temperature ranges an average of 27–32 °C (80–90 °F). Heavy rainfall occurs during summer.
The Hornbill Festival was first initiated and proposed as Winter Carnival 2000 by BASN (Beauty and Aesthetics Society of Nagaland) before it was taken over by the Govt. of Nagaland who launched it in December 2000 as Hornbill Festival to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote the cultural heritage of the state. Organized by the State Tourism and Art and Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases cultural displays under one roof. The festival takes place between the 1st and 10 December every year.
The week-long Hornbill Festival is held at Kisama Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its traditions.
The nearest airport is Dimapur Airport at Dimapur about 74 kilometers (46 miles) away. Kohima is connected by road with National Highways 2 and 29 passing through the city. Kohima is not connected with the rail network. The nearest railway station is at Dimapur. An extension of the railway line from Dimapur to Kohima was proposed and surveyed in 2009. Due to a dispute over land acquisition the track was resurveyed and an alternative alignment was proposed in 2013 and is expected to be completed by 2020.