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              Nagaland is a state in the far north-eastern part of India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Myanmar to the east and Manipur to the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. The state of Nagaland has an area of 16,579 km2 with a population of 1,980,602 (nineteen lakhs eighty thousand six hundred two) as per the 2011 census making it one of the smallest states of India. The state is mostly mountainous except those areas bordering Assam valley.Mount Saramatiis the highest peak in Nagaland with a height of 3,840 metres and its range forms a natural barrier between Nagaland and Burma. Nagaland, the 16th state of the Indian Union, was established on 1 December 1963. It is divided into eleven districts: Kohima, Phek, Mokokchung, Wokha, Zunheboto, Tuensang, Mon, Dimapur, Kiphire, LonglengandPeren. It is a largely mountainous state, inhabited by the Naga tribes.

              Manipur is a state in north eastern India, with the city of Imphalas its capital. Its people include the Meetei, Pangal, Naga, Kuki, and Mizo, who speak different languages of branches of the Tibeto-Burman family. The state is bounded by Nagaland to the north,Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west;Burmalies to the east. It covers an area of 22,347 square kilometres (8,628 sq mi).

        The Meetei, who live primarily in the state's valley region, form the primary ethnic group (60% of the total population). They occupy about 10% of the total land area. Their language,Meeteilon(also known asManipuri), is the lingua franca in the state. In 1992 it was officially recognised as one of the national languages of India. Muslims (the Meitei-Pangal) also live in the valley. The Kuki,Naga, and other smaller tribal peoples make up about 40% of the population but occupy the remaining 90% of the total land area of Manipur.


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