Peren district

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Peren district
People dancing
A Liangmai dance in Peren
Peren district's location in Nagaland
Peren district's location in Nagaland
Coordinates: 25°31′N 93°44′E / 25.517°N 93.733°E / 25.517; 93.733Coordinates: 25°31′N 93°44′E / 25.517°N 93.733°E / 25.517; 93.733
State Nagaland
Country India
Seat Peren
 • Total 2,300 km2 (900 sq mi)
1,445 m (4,741 ft)
 • Total 94,954
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-NL-PE

Peren (Pron:/ˈpɛɹən or pəˈɹɛn /) is the eleventh and newest district of Nagaland and has been formed by the partition of Kohima district.


The Peren district was originally a sub-division of the Kohima district. It was declared a separate district on 24 October 2003.[1]


It is bounded by Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam in the west and Dimapur district to the north-east. Kohima district in the east and Tamenglong district of Manipur in the south are the other boundaries.

It is headquartered at New Peren. The altitude of the district varies from 800 m to 2,500 m above the sea level. The principal rivers and important rivulets that flow through Peren district include Tepuiki, Mbeiki (Barak), Ntanki, Mungleu, Tesanki, Nguiki, Nkwareu, Techauki, Ngungreu, Tahaiki and Duilumreu (Tributary of Tepuiki). Mt. Paona at 2,500 m high is the highest mountain peak in the district and third highest in Nagaland. Tening, Jalukie and Peren are the major towns of the district.


According to the 2011 census, Peren district has a population of 94,954,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Seychelles.[3] This gives it a ranking of 616th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] Peren has a sex ratio of 917 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 79%.[2]

Most of the inhabitants belong to the Zeliang and Kuki tribes. But we also find people from various tribes of Nagaland in particular and India as a whole, migrated due to postings and in search of jobs, education and so forth.[citation needed]

Flora and fauna

In 1993 Peren district became home to Ntangki National Park, which has an area of 202 km2 (78.0 sq mi).[4]



  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Peren" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations, Nagaland. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  2. ^ a b c d "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison: Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Seychelles 89,188 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Nagaland". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.

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