Demography of Kohima District
The major inhabitants of Kohima District are Angami, Rengma and Zeliangrong communities. The total population of the district is 314,366 according to 2001 census. The sex ratio stands at 944 females per 1000 male. The important festivals celebrated in Kohima District are the Angami Festivl Sekrenyi (celebrated on the 25th February), the Rengma Festival Ngada (celebrated in the last week of November) and the Zeliang festivals Hega and Chega Gadi (celebrated during February and October). The hornbill festival of Nagaland which is a yearly feature in the first week of December is a cultural extravaganza showcases Nagaland's traditional and cultural heritage. The Hornbill Festival is a cultural festival to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of the Naga heritage.
Administration of Kohima District
Deputy Commissioner heads the administration of Kohima District. He is in charge of the proper functioning of the administration of this district. Deputy Commissioner is assisted by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sub-Divisional Officer and Extra Assistant Commissioner. Headquarters of Additional Deputy Commissioner's are at Peren and Tseminyu, of Sub-Divisional Officer at Chiephobozou, Jakhama, Tenning and Jalukie and of Extra Assistant Commissioner at Sech, Kezocha, Nsong, Athibung and Pedi.
Tourism in Kohima District
Tourism in Kohima District means trekking, rock climbing as well as exploring the scenic beauty of the place.
Some of the major attractions of Kohima District are -
Catholic Cathedral: Catholic Cathedral at Aradurah Hill is an important landmark at Kohima. It is the largest Cathedral in entire North East India. It has a blend of indigenous and modern architectural styles.
Dzukou Valley: Untouched by civilization and resplendent in its beauty, this Valley is also called the valley of eternal charm. It is tucked away at an altitude of 2,438 metres behind the Japfu ranges. It is about 30 kms south of Kohima. Dzukou Valley is known for its bio-diversity. This is one of the best trekking spots in the North-Eastern Region of the country.
Dzulekie: It is considered as an ideal place for rejuvenation. The lush evergreen sub-tropical forests are a feast for the eyes. This place is 40 km west of Kohima and is at 2,133 metres above sea level. Another interesting feature of Dzulekie stream is that it flows through a deep and narrow gorge.
Japfu Peak: This is the second highest peak in Nagaland and stands 3048 metres above sea-level. It is about 15 kms south of Kohima.
Naga style of wrestling also attracts the travellers. These tourist options offered by Kohima District attract the visitors from all parts of the country.