PHEK DISTRICT NAGALAND.
PHEK is a district of Nagaland state in India, It was established in 1973. The district headquarter is in the town of Phek.
Phek district is a mountainous region, of which 70% is evergreen forest. The highest mountain is Zanibu, whose summit is over 2,400 m (7,900 ft) above mean sea level(AMSL). The district HQ town of Phek lies at the lowest altitude of the district at 1,524m above sea level, with the village of Pfutsero at the highest point 2,136m above.
The largest rivers of the district are the Tizu, Lanyi, Arachu, and three most important tourist places are the Glory Peak, Shilloi lake, Chida post or Resort and Dzudu lake etc. As of 2002, of its 89 recognized villages, twelve were not accessible by road at all, and of the rest only 24 were accessible by "all-weather roads". Only 9 of the 89 villages were still to be connected to the water supply.
Avakhung International Border Checkpost, also known as Avankhu in Phek district of Nagaland, is an International Border Checkpost on India–Myanmar barrier and a highway is being developed as part of the Bharatmala project (2017-2022).
The summers are moderately warm with the average temperature being 27 °C without exceeding 32 °C. Monsoon starts towards the end of May, and is over by the end of September. Winters are cold, in comparison to the nearby plains of Assam, with the temperature dropping to 0 °C in the coldest months of January and February.
The average annual rainfall is 1,527mm.
PHEk meaning -
#The name Phek comes from the word Phekrekedze, meaning watch tower.
Phek district was established in 1973 when it was by Nagaland state notification notification no. APA.15/12/71 dated 19 December 73
The Deputy Commissioner's office is located in Phek. The district is split into 14 administrative circles, which are Pfutsero, Phek Sadar, Chetheba, Chozuba, Meluri, Sekruzu, Chizami, Sakraba, Razieba, Zuketsa, Phor, Khuza, Khezhakeno, and Phokhungri.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) offices are located in Pfutsero, Meluri and Chozuba. A Sub-Divisional Officer is located in Chizami, and Extra Assistant Commissioner EAC headquarters are located in Sakraba, Sekruzu, Phokhungri, Khezhakeno, Chetheba, Khuza, Zuketsa, and Phor.
As of 2011 the 2011 census Phek district has a population of 163,294. This gives it a ranking of 596th in India (out of a total of 640). Phek has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 79.13%.
85% of the population lives in rural areas of the district.
The district is the home of the Chakhesang and Pochury tribes.
Chokri language, Kheza language, Pochury language, Pomai language, Zhavame language etc. while English is use as official language.
Christianity is the religion of 97% of the inhabitants.
Agriculture is the main occupation with Terrace Rice Cultivation (TRC) as the most predominant. Jhum cultivation is also a common practice.
Important crops produced in the district include Rice, Maize, milets and many more...
Manufacturing here includes production of salt in Meluri, fruit juice production, weaving, bamboo and wood carving.
The healthcare sector comprises one hospital, two community health centres and eight primary health centres.
There are Two government Colleges (BA) in the district.
The festivals of Suhkhrunyi, Yemshe, Tsükhenyie, Nazhü and many more are celebrated in Phek district.
Phek district is also called the Land of Cultures.
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