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About Zunheboto

Zunheboto is a town and a town area committee in Zunheboto district in the Indian state of Nagaland. In Zunheboto Male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 77%. In Zunheboto, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The name Zunheboto, the name of both the town and district where most Sumis live in Nagaland, is derived from the nouns zünhebo ('ü' represents a high central unrounded vowel, and 'nh' a breathy alveolar nasal), which refers to a kind of flowering plant which was founded in the area, and to, which refers to a 'hill' or 'ridge'.

Zunheboto is situated on top of a long ridge like most settlements in Nagaland. Historically, these provided more security in the event of enemy invasions, when tribal warfare was still practised for the purpose of taking land or taking heads, or both.Zunheboto is pretty high in terms of height, and around this time of year it tends to get pretty cold (and windy) as compared to other places in Nagaland. On a clear day, Mount Everest is visible from some parts of Zunheboto.

Geography of Zunheboto

Zunheboto is home to the Sumi Naga. The word Zunheboto is derived from the Sumi words 'zunhebo', name of a flowering shrub, and 'to' or'ato', hill top. The 'zunhebo' plant grows abundantly in this region and the town was built on the top of the rolling hills hence the name, 'Zunhebo-to' or Zunheboto as known today.It is the sixth largest urban center in Nagaland after Dimapur-Chumukedima, Kohima, Alichen-Mokokchung-DEF,Wokha and Tuensang.

Demographics of Zunheboto

As of 2001 India census, Zunheboto had a population of 22,809. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Zunheboto has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male.

Tourist Attractions in Zunheboto

Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is about eight km away from the main town of Zunheboto and is situated close to the Indo-Myanmar border. It spreads over an area of 6.4 sq. km, this sanctuary is home to wildlife such as tigers, hoolock gibbons and the tragopan pheasants. Tourists need to take a special permission from the State Forest Department for visiting this sanctuary.Travellers with a valid Inner Limit Permits are allowed to go inside the restricted areas of the wildlife sanctuary. The best time to visit this wildlife sanctuary is from November to February.

Ghoso Bird Sanctuary
It is situated about 8 km away from Zunheboto district headquarters, this bird sanctuary is exclusively maintained by the village community. This sanctuary is the habitat of more than twenty species of endangered birds. Migratory birds can also be sighted from the months of June to September. The surrounding village communities have now strictly prohibited the earlier widespread habit of hunting and poaching in this area. Ghosu Bird Sanctuary, which is located at a distance of eight km from Zunheboto district headquarters, is home to a wide range of avifauna. Tourists visiting the bird sanctuary can spot more than twenty types of endangered birds species. During the months of June through September, several migratory birds can be seen in the sanctuary.

Satoi Range
One of the only remaining virgin forests left in Zunheboto district, is a place of pristine beauty. This place is the natural habitat of Blythe Tragopan, a rare bird on the edge of destruction. Lush green trees and vegetation densely cover the walkways. During the months of April and May one can see rare rhododendrons adorning the hills and valleys. This place provides an ideal place for outdoor camping and trekking.Satoi Range is one of the only remaining virgin forests in Zunheboto district. This range is surrounded by lush green trees and vegetation. Tourists can enjoy sightings of Blyth's Tragopan, a rare bird species in this range. Rare rhododendrons can be spotted in this range during the months of April and May. This range offers facility for camping and trekking.



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