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Wokha is a town and the district headquarters of the state of Nagaland. The Wokha district was founded in the year 1973, and is inhibited by the Lothas, which is one of the most important tribes of the state. The district spans over an area of 1,682 sq km and is located at an altitude of 1,313.69 m. This district is surrounded with several hills and ridges.

The district shares its border with Kohima in the south, which is the capital of Nagaland. It is bounded with Mokokchung on its north, Assam in the west, and Zunheboto in the east. Wokha has several mountains, where the highest peak is Tiyi Enung, standing at an altitude of 1970 metres.

The topography of the district is almost similar to other districts of the State. The climate of the lower plain areas stays warm, and that of high altitude areas is moderately warm. The monsoon season of Wokha starts from May and continues till the month of October.

Wokha is inhabited by indigenous tribes. The culture of the tribe is represented in its dance and music. Tokhu, Pikhuchak, and Emong are the most significant festivals of this tribe. Wokha is famous for its shawls, which are handcrafted by the tribal people. These shawls also indicate their social status. Opvuram and Longpensu are the prestigious shawls that are worn by women and men of high status. Wokha is also famous for its plums, oranges, pineapples, bananas, bamboo shoots and vegetables.

Surrounded by mountain ranges, Mount Tiyi is the most important tourist attraction of Wokha. The important rivers that flow through the district are Doyang, Nzhu, Chubi, and Nruk. Doyang is the largest river in Wokha and several streams from the hills fall into the river. The view of the dam on the Doyan River from the hilltop is a popular attraction.

The local people living in the valley, surrounding the river, carry out terrace cultivation. Longsachung, Longsa, Longidang, Yanthamo and Nrung Longidang are the villages of Wokha. These villages offer a close glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of the local tribes residing here.

The nearest airport to Wokha is Dimapur, which is situated at a distance of 59 kilometres. The neared railway station is also located in Dimapur, which is 62 km away from this city. The best time to visit Wokha is between December and February.

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