Khonoma

Khonoma is an Angami Naga village located about 20 km west from the state capital, Kohima.

Khonoma

Khwuno-ra
Village
Khonoma is located in Nagaland
Khonoma
Khonoma
Location of Khonoma
Khonoma is located in India
Khonoma
Khonoma
Khonoma (India)
Coordinates: 25°39′00″N 94°01′59″E / 25.650°N 94.033°E / 25.650; 94.033Coordinates: 25°39′00″N 94°01′59″E / 25.650°N 94.033°E / 25.650; 94.033
Country India
StateNagaland
DistrictKohima
Elevation
1,621 m (5,318 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,943
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
797002
Vehicle registrationNL-01
Sex ratio1024/
Websitenagaland.nic.in

The village is referred to as Khwuno-ra (named after the Angami term for a local plant, Glouthera fragrantisima). The total population of the village is about 1943, settled in 424 households.[1] It is the first green village in India.

GeographyEdit

The terrain of the village is hilly, ranging from gentle slopes to steep and rugged hillsides. The hills are covered with lush forestland, rich in various species of flora and fauna. The state bird, Blyth's tragopan, a pheasant now nationally endangered, is found here.[2]

DemographicEdit

Khonoma is a medium size village located in Sechü-Zubza sub-division of Kohima district, Nagaland with total 424 families residing. The Khonoma village has population of 1943 of which 919 are males while 1024 are females as per Population Census 2011.

The village is divided into three Thinuos, namely Merhüma (M-Khel), Semoma (S-Khel) and Thevoma (T-Khel).

Khonoma village has higher literacy rate compared to Nagaland. In 2011, literacy rate of Khonoma village was 83.41 % compared to 79.55 % of Nagaland. In Khonoma Male literacy stands at 93.72 % while female literacy rate was 74.19 %.[3]

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Khonoma village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census 2011, Khonoma village Data".
  2. ^ "KHONOMA - The First Green Village".
  3. ^ "Census 2011, Literacy rate in Khonoma village".