In our last two articles on Nagaland facts, we couldn’t cover everything. So, we decided to create a third article summing up a few more random Nagaland facts. Hopefully, you will find them interesting enough to continue reading…
Random Nagaland Facts: 1-5
1. Nagaland is the only place in world where the Baptist Christians’ proportion is highest.
2. Nagaland is one among only three Indian states which are known to have Christian majority. The other two states are Mizoram and Meghalaya.
3. 1964 was the year when the first Assembly Election was held in the state of Nagaland. Weirdly enough, ever since that day, no woman has been elected as MLA, clearly indicating male dominance in the state. Interestingly, Nagaland follows patriarchal nature of society as opposed to Meghalaya, which is considered as Matriarchal state.
4. Of the total population of Nagaland, 88% are Christians.
5. Census 2011, which is considered as the most accurate census till date, says that Nagaland is India’s smallest state.
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Random Nagaland Facts: 6-10
6. Nagaland shares her boundaries with 3 Indian states and one foreign country. The three Indian states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur. The international border is shared with Myanmar.
7. Though Nagaland is pretty aloof in terms of its location, there is no reason to believe that the state is not connected to rest of India. The airport at Dimapur city connects Nagaland to rest of India.
8. Alder is the state tree for the state of Nagaland.
9. Rhododendron is the state flower for the state of Nagaland.
10. Blyth’s Tragopan is Nagaland’s state bird while Methun is Nagaland’s state animal.
Random Nagaland Facts: 11-15
11. Nagaland’s economy thrives on agriculture and the primary agrarian products that come from Nagaland are: Cardamom, Tea, Coffee, Potato, Sugarcane, Rice, Pulses, Maize and Millet.
12. Shifting cultivation (commonly known as Jhum cultivation) is the type cultivation practiced in Nagaland.
13. Dimapur – the largest city in Nagaland has a sugar mill which goes by the name ‘Nagaland Sugar Mill’. This mill has a capacity of producing 1,000 tonnes of sugar a day.
14. The state of Nagaland is rich in Marble, Chromium, Cobalt, Nickel, Iron, Limestone and Coal.
15. In case you are an avid fan of mountain biking, Nagaland is a place you should visit. On a mountain biking trip, you can easily visit some of Nagaland’s most primitive villages such as Angami and Sangtam. You can even reach Assam while on this trip.
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Random Nagaland Facts: 16-20
16. The Dzukou Valley of Nagaland is known for exquisite natural beauty but to grasp the true beauty of the valley, one must scale the Japfu Peak. While scaling the peak, be sure the have some fun with Nagaland’s misty magic.
17. Guess what? The Dzukou Valley is actually located at a height of 2,462 meters above the sea level. A trip to Nagaland is never complete with a visit to this valley. Not to mention, this valley will give you a chance to see some of world’s most exotic lilies.
18. And… if you are more keen of watching exotic wildlife, Nagaland won’t disappoint you. Visit the Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary and see some exotic animals like Monitor Lizard, Sloth Bear, Tiger, Black Stork, Hornbill, Golden Langur, Python etc.
19. Be there in November and you will be greeted with the sight of thousands and thousands of Amur Falcons. Nagaland is just a resting destination in their migratory course. They eventually reach Southern Africa.
20. If you are wondering where to get the world’s hottest chilies, you should visit Nagaland. The Bhut Jolokia or the Ghost Chili or Ghost Pepper or Naga Jolokia or U-Morok or Ghost Jolokia is rated as world’s hottest chilies. It is the hottest chili in world with well over 1 million Scoville Heat Units rating. You will also find Naga Viper Pepper, which overtook Bhut Jolokia for a short span of time in year 2012, which too has Scoville Heat Units rating of more than a million!