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Kohima
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Location of Kohima
Location 25.40° N 94.08° E
State Nagaland
District Kohima District
Chairman
Altitude 1,444 metres
Area 20 km²
Population (2001) 78,000
Density 3900/km²
Codes
  • Postal
  • Telephone
  • Vehicle
 
797001
+91 (0)370
NL-01
Time zone IST (UTC +5:30)

Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. It lies in Kohima District and is also one of the three Nagaland towns with Municipal council status alongwith Dimapur and Mokokchung. Image File history File links WikiprojectIndiacities_kohima. ... India is subdivided into 28 states, 6 union territories and a national capital territory. ... Nagaland is a state in northeast India. ... The divisions of a district. ... Kohima is a district of Nagaland state in India Categories: | ... hi mom ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... -1... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time zone for India. ... Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time or Z, is an atomic realization of Universal Time (UT) or Greenwich Mean Time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... Nagaland is a state in northeast India. ... Kohima is a district of Nagaland state in India Categories: | ... Dimapur is the Indian state of Nagalands largest city. ... Mokokchung is located in Mokokchung District, Nagaland, India. ...


In 1944 during World War II the Battle of Kohima along with the simultaneous Battle of Imphal was the turning point in the Burma Campaign. For the first time in South-East Asia the Japanese lost the initiative to the Allies which they then retained until the end of the war. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a large scale military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... The Battle of Kohima was a battle of the Burma Campaign in World War II, fought around the town of Kohima in northeast India from April 4 to June 22, 1944. ... The Battle of Imphal took place in Manipur district of North East India from April until June 1944. ... The Burma Campaign was a campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II. It was fought primarily between Commonwealth, Chinese and American forces against the Empire of Japan. ... The South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was the name given to the campaigns of the Pacific War in India, Burma, Thailand, Malaya and Singapore. ...


Kohima has a large cemetery for the Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.The cemetery lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill which was the scene of intense fighting.The verse carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery

When you go home
tell them of us and say
for their tomorrow
we gave our today

has become world-famous as the Kohima poem.


The main indigineous inhabitants of Kohima district are the Angamis, and the Rengmas.The town of Kohima is located on the top of a high ridge and the town serpentines all along the top of the surrounding mountain ranges as is typical of most Naga settlements.Today the town's population compose of all the 16 tribes of Nagaland.The population of the Angamis and Aos are the largest in present day Kohima urban area.


Kohima is so called because "Kew Hi" is the name of a plant grown on the mountainside. "Kew Hi Ma" means "the men of the land where the flower Kew Hi grows". Earlier, Kohima was known as "Thigoma".


'Kohima village' called 'Bara Basti' or 'large village',which is the largest village in Asia forms the northeastern part of Kohima urban area today. The Bara Basti is divided into 'khels' or localities. There are four of them,namely- Tsütuonuomia, Lhisemia, Dapfütsumia and Pfuchatsumia. They are termed shortly as T, L, D and P Khel respectively.


Greater Kohima which includes Kohima Village and Kohima Science College campus area in Jotsoma alongwith Kohima town is the second largest urban area of Nagaland after Dimapur-Chumukedima.It has a population of about 93,000
Dimapur-Chumukedima refers to the urban hub that stretches all along the NH-39 from Dimapur upto Chumukedima. ...

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Kohima city of Nagaland - India (690 words)
Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland in the north eastern part of India is a picturesque town, situated amidst lush green wealth of the nature.
Kohima in Nagaland, a typical Naga town is a pretty hill station, with panoramic views of the rugged Naga hills, displaying the exotic tribal culture of the northeast.
The capital town of Kohima is at a distance of 339 km from Guwahati (Assam), 145 km from Imphal (capital of Manipur) and 74 km from Dimapur.
Kohima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma.
In 1944 during World War II the Battle of Kohima along with the simultaneous Battle of Imphal was the turning point in the Burma Campaign.
Kohima has a large cemetery for the Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.The cemetery lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill which was the scene of intense fighting.The verse carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery
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