When did Nagaland Become an Indian State?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 5th, 2022

Nagaland became the 16th State of India on 1st December 1963. Nagaland is primarily a tribal state located on the Eastern border of India, and the tribal class of 'Nagas' resides here. Nagaland's capital is Kohima which boasts of being the World War II battleground at the time of the Japanese invasion of British India.

Nagaland is home to 17 major tribes and sub-tribes and consists of 16 administrative districts. Each and every tribe is different with respect to customs and traditions.

The State of Nagaland

Nagaland is located in the northeastern part of India and is a landlocked state. A landlocked state means that it is surrounded by other states on all sides. Nagaland shares its borders with Arunachal Pradesh to the North, Assam to the west, Manipur to the south, and the Sagaing Region of Myanmar to the east.

It is a mountainous region, and its largest city is Dimapur. Nagaland is rich in natural, cultural, and environmental resources. It has rich folklore as well.

Neiphiu Rio is the present Chief Minister of Nagaland.

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