Mokokchung, one of the districts in Nagaland, the Home of the Ao
Naga tribe. It covers an area of 1,615 sq km. It is bounded
by Assam to its north, Wokha to its west, Tuensang to its east,
and Zunheboto to its south. The physiography of the district shows
six distinct hill ranges. The ranges are more or less parallel to
each other and runs southeast direction. Explore the world of Mokokchung.
Mokokchung District is bounded by the state of Assam to its north,
Tuensang to its east, Zunheboto to its south and Wokha and Assam
to it’s west, and lies between 93.53 and 94.53 Degrees Longitude
and 25.56 Degrees Latitude.
There are several Ranges that run more or less parallel to each
other in North-east or South-west direction. Between the Ranges,
there are glens and gorges through which flow the hill streams.
There are only two small valleys namely… Changki and Tuli,
and both of them are on the western side of the district adjoining
the plains of the Sibsagar district of Assam. The entire District
of Mokokchung is conveniently sub-divided into Ranges. They are:
These are actually pimples of hillocks thrown at random adjoining
the plains of Assam mostly along the valley of Dissai and Jhanzi
rivers just before they flow into the plains of Assam.These hillocks
are densely covered with bamboos and the climate of the entire range
It is the outermost Range stretching from North-east to South-west
lying to the interior south of Tzurangkong Range.
This is a parallel Range east of Japukong Range. Changki village
was said to be founded by a man named Changki, and so the Range
too was named after him as Changkikong.
It is a Central Range running from east to west but compared to
the other ranges, it is the shortest one. This range lies between
Melak and Menung rivers, and therefore, it resembles an island.
Hence the name Asetkong (Aset means Island).
It is the easternmost range skirting along the course of Dikhu river.
The river forms a natural boundary line of Mokokchung with Tuensang
and Mon districts. This range is spread like a bed and so the name
has been aptly given to this range. (Langpang means bed).
It is the southernmost range forming an irregular boundary of the
Ao area with that of the Lothas and Semas to the south and with
the Sangtams to the east. It is called Ongpangkong as the land is
higher and cooler than the other ranges. (Ongpang means higher).
Major River in Mokokchung
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