Population of Kohima 2019

Kohima is the capital city of the state of Nagaland. Kohima is situated in Kohima District and is one of the 3 towns of the state with Municipal board status with Mokokchung and Dimapur. The name of Kohima was given by the British as they had problems in pronouncing the name Kewhima. It is named after the wild growing plant known as Kewhi and it is actually found in the mountains. Prior, Kohima was for the most part called Thigoma.

population of Kohima 2019

The city of Kohima boasts of a number of local restaurants that serve some lip-smacking food in the form of Southeast Asian food and other related ones. The momo’s over here are top notch as it is in Northeast India, they are meant to be the finest in comparison to the ones you get in mainland cities like Delhi and Mumbai. The weather is one of the finest things of Kohima, it stays mostly pleasant throughout the year with temperatures being mostly on the cold side and it has been said that the quality of the water in Kohima is good for your hair.


To identify the actual population figure of Kohima in 2019, the population of the past 5 years has to be checked. They are as follows:

  1. 2014 – 284,996
  2. 2015 – 291,304
  3. 2016 – 295,110
  4. 2017 – 300,132
  5. 2018 – 305,089

By looking at the population figures for Kohima from 2014-18; it is evident that the population has increased by 20,093 in the last 5 years. So, on an average, the population goes up every year by 4018.6. Hence, the population of Kohima in 2019 according to the estimates is 305,089 + 4018.6 = 309,107.6. Therefore, the population of Kohima in 2019 in terms of estimates = 309,107.6.

Kohima Population 2019 –309,107.6 . (estimated).


The literacy rate in 2011 was 85 as compared to 78 in the year 2001. The ratio for male and female literacy rate was 88.69 and 81.48. In the 2011 census, child sex ratio was 985 females for every 1000 males. As per the assessment in 2001, the city had a population of around 78,584. Males were 53% and females were 47%.


The population growth is 183 persons per square kilometer. There was a difference in around 131.81% in the population in 2011 as compared to that of 2001. In the past census of India 2001, Kohima District had a growth of about 43% in the population. The city had a population of 267,988 in the year 2011, of which male and female were 138,966 and 129,022. There has been a fast pace of the population growth in Kohima in the recent years and this is set to continue in the following coming years.


  1. Set in the amazing agitated regions of the Himalayan locale, the charming setting of the area makes it a perfect holiday destination for the wanderlusts.

  2. The Battle of Kohima was one of the fundamental defining moments in the war in the Far East. Kohima, which is around thirty miles from the border of Burma, was assumed be taken by the Japanese.

  3. The city was proclaimed as a smoke-free city and the presentation was made by Deputy Commissioner of Kohima region.

  4. The city is connected via, air, road, and train too. The closest plane terminal is 74 km from Kohima at Dimapur, interfacing it to a couple of urban cities, for example, Delhi, Guwahati, and others.

  5. The Catholic Cathedral is the biggest cathedral in the entire of northeast India with a significant soulful atmosphere for praying.