There are 16 administrative districts in Nagaland. Nagaland is a state located in northeastern India. It shares borders with Manipur to the south, Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh to the north and Myanmar to the east. The state of Nagaland was formed on 1 December 1957 with only three districts: Kohima, Tuensang and Mokukchung.
Each district of Nagaland is headed by a District Magistrate or Collector, who looks after the administrative affairs of the district. We have shared the names of all the old as well as new districts of Nagaland here.
How Many Districts are there in Nagaland?
There are a total of 16 districts in Nagaland. These districts each have their listed headquarters and are further divided into sub-districts and tehsils. Each district is governed by a District Magistrate or Collector, along with the assistance of a Superintendent of Police. Here is some more information about the Nagaland districts -
- At the time of the formation of the Nagaland state, there were only three districts.
- The District Magistrate is responsible for managing the administrative affairs of his/her respective district.
- A Superintendent of Police holds the responsibility of looking after the affairs of law and order in the districts of Nagaland.
Districts of Nagaland
Check out the names of the Nagaland districts here. We have also shared the name of the headquarters of each district, along with their date of creation
Year of Formation
New Districts of Nagaland
The state of Nagaland was initially formed with just three districts, namely, Kohima, Tuensang and Mokukchung. However, more and more Nagaland districts were added t in the following years. Recently, a few more districts have been added to Nagaland. Here are the details of the new districts of Nagaland
- On 20 January 2021, Noklak District was created. This district was previously a sub-district of Tuensang.
- On 18 December 2021, three new Nagaland districts were created: Chümoukedima and Niuland were carved from Dimapur and Tseminyü was carved from Kohima.
- On 19 January 2022, the Shamator district was carved from Tuensang.
Besides the mentioned new districts of Nagaland, there are frequent demands of creating another new district in Nagaland. There is a demand to establish the existing sub-district of Meluri as a full-fledged district. However, till now, there has been no indication of creating Meluri as a separate district of Nagaland.
Nagaland District - Demographics
Refer to the following table to get an insight into the demographics of the districts of Nagaland. Check out the area covered, population and level of elevation of each Nagaland district here -
District of Nagaland
Nagaland District Map
Find out the geographic location of all the Nagaland districts on the map shared here. It will also give you a better idea of the size of the districts of the state. Check out the image for the List of Districts Present Today in Nagaland State.
FAQs on District of Nagaland
Q1. How many districts are there in Nagaland?
Nagaland has 16 districts. The districts of Nagaland are supervised by a District Magistrate or Collector, who is responsible for managing the administration. Besides that, the law and order concerns of the Nagaland districts are managed by the Superintendent of Police.
Q2. What are the names of Nagaland districts?
We have shared the names of the 16 Nagaland districts here. The names of the 16 districts of Nagaland are Dimapur, Kohima, Longling, Chümoukedima, Kiphire, Mokukchung, Niuland, Moklak, Mon, Tseminyü, Shamator, Phek, Peren, Zünheboto, Tuensang and Wokha.
Q3. Which are the smallest and largest districts of Nagaland?
In terms of area, the largest district of Nagaland is the Tuensang district, which covers an area of 2,536 square kilometres. On the other hand, the smallest district of Nagaland is Dimapur, which only covers 70 square kilometres of area. Despite the size, there are more number of people living in the Dimapur district than Tuensang.
Q4. Which are the new districts of Nagaland and when were they created?
Some new districts were created in Nagaland in recent years. Here are the new districts of Nagaland and the years they were created -
- On 20 January 2021, Noklak District was created.
- On 18 December 2021, three new Nagaland districts were created: Chümoukedima and Niuland and Tseminyü.
- On 19 January 2022, the Shamator district was created.
Q5. Where can I find the list of districts of Nagaland?
You can find the list of districts of Nagaland shared here. We have shared the names of all the old and new Nagaland districts, along with the names of their dedicated headquarters and years of formation. You can also find details of the demographics of all of the districts of the state.
Q6. Which is the 16th district of Nagaland?
The 16th and most recent district of Nagaland is the Shamtor district. This district was created on 19 January 2022 by carving the existing Tuensang district. The number of people currently living in the Shamtor district of Nagaland is 12,726.