the16th state of the Indian Union was born on 1st
Dec 1963. It is bounded by Assam in the west and north Tirap district
of Arunachal Pradesh in the north east, and Manipur in the south. On the
east it shares India's international boundary with Myanmar, Burma. The
state is divided into Eight districts : Kohima, Phek, Mokokchung, Wokha,
Zunheloto, Twensang, Mon and Dimapur. The terrain is hilly, rugged and
mountainous. The highest peak is Saramati in the Twensang district which
is 3840 metres above sea-level. The average height of the peaks is between
900 and 1200 metres.
The main rivers that flow through the state are Dhansiri,
Doyang, Dikhu, Tizu and Melak. There is no waterfall in Nagaland. The
only lake well known is Lacham to the east of Mehiri. The hill sides are
covered with green forests. In the Angami region, the terraced fields
are a feast to the eyes.
Rains are heavy in Nagaland. The average rainfall
is between 175cm and 250 cm. Most of the heavy rainfall is during the
4 months from June to September. The rains during April to May is
low. Strong winds blow from the north west in February and March. The
climate is pleasant.