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Nagaland – At a glance

Area:  16,579 Sq.Km
Population : 19.81 Lakh
(2011 Census)
Major Tribes: 8
International Border : 215 kms with Myanmar on the East
Capital : Kohima (1444.12 mts above sea level)
Dimapur, Wokha, Mon, Mokokchung are the other key cities in the state
Economy: Predominantly an agrarian economy
Official Language: English
Literacy Rate: 67.11%

Nearest Airport and Rail Head: Dimapur


Important industries:  Food Processing Industries, Bio-tech Industries, Tourism Industries, Floriculture, Agro-Forest based Industries, Handloom & Handicrafts, Mineral based Industries, Sericulture,  Animal Husbandry and Meat processing, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

GDP: 12,065 (Rupees in Crores)
Important Minerals:  Coal, Limestone, Iron, Nickel, Cobalt, Chromium and Marble and Petrochemicals


  • Immense natural oil reserves : 600 million tons of hydrocarbon
  • Hydro Power potential
  • Boundless mineral wealth: Coal, High grade Limestone, Decorative stones, Nickel, Cobalt and Chromium bearing ores
  • Biodiversity : 31% of geographical area covered by dense forest
  • Huge potential for agro-processing, horticulture and plantation investments, specially organic agro-horti-produce
  • Gateway to South East Asia: With democracy returning to Myanmar, Nagaland could be the vantage point of developing trade and business with this country and further east to other south-east Asian countries
  • Institutional Support

Major Export Prospects:

  • Agro and Fruit processing
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Bamboo shoot processing
  • Cement
  • Steel processing


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