1st December 1963, Nagaland became the _____ State of India.

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 8th, 2022

On 1st December 1963, Nagaland became the sixteenth state of India. The statehood of Nagaland was provided by the State of Nagaland Act, 1962. It is a land-locked state which shared its boundary with Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Manipur. The capital of Nagaland is Kohima and Dimapur is its largest city.

History of Nagaland

  • After the independence of India in 1947, Nagaland was part of Assam. It was known as Naga territory as it was home to the Naga tribes. 
  • The people of Nagaland started a strong nationalist movement to gain secession from the Indian union.
  • In 1957, the government of India directly took the control of the Tuensang frontier division and the Naga Hills region of Assam.
  • Further, in 1960, it was decided to make Nagaland, a state of the Indian union.

Nagaland became which Number State on 1st December 1963?

Nagaland became the sixteenth state of India on 1st December 1963. Area-wise it is the 25th state in India. Nagaland is home to a rich variety of environmental and cultural resources. It is a source of important resources like natural minerals, petroleum, and hydropower. Agriculture makes up 70% of its economy and is the main occupation of the people of the state.

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  • The statehood of Nagaland was provided by the State of Nagaland Act, 1962 passed by the government of India.

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