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Wokha is a town and a town area committee in Wokha district in the Indian state of Nagaland. It is the third largest town in Nagaland. The word Wokha is derived from the Lotha language word for census. It is the district headquarters of Lotha Nagas, who commonly call themselves Kyong. Wokha is situated just below the legendary Naga Mountain peak of Mount Tiyi (elevation 1968 m).HistoryIn 1876 the British Government occupied Wokha as the district headquarters of the Naga Hills under Assam. By 1878 the headquarters was shifted to Kohima, but Wokha remained a subdivision. Later in 1889 the subdivision was shifted to Mokokchung. In 1957 Wokha became a subdivision again.Geography and climateWokha is located at at an average elevation of 1,313 metres . It has a warm temperate climate . The summer temperature of Wokha ranges from 16.1 °C to 32 °C. The winter temperature reaches a minimum of 2 °C. The average annual temperature in Wokha is 17.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1940 mm.DemographicsWokha is the third largest town in Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima. According to the 2011 census, the population is 70,004. Wokha has an average literacy rate of 85.67%; male literacy is 86.98%, while female literacy is 84.26%. In Wokha, 10.57% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kyong (Lotha) is the most widely used language for communication, while Nagamese (broken Assamese) and English are also used with non-locals. The majority of the population is Christian, mostly adhering to the Baptist denomination.
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