About Longleng District
Longleng Town was established in 1951 with Shri Ranjan,later on gained the status of full-fledged Revenue District on 24 January 2004 headed by the Deputy Commissioner. Longleng District, the Home of the Phom Nagas, is formed as a result of bifurcation of Tuensang District. The origin of the name ‘Phom’ is obscure. There are many opinions regarding the origin of its name. Some say that the name is derived from a beautiful lady named ‘Bhumla’. Legend says that she and her husband had many offsprings and their descendants were called ‘Phom’. Some say that the name was given by the English.
Fondly known as the Land of Clouds, Longleng is a newly built district separated from the Tuesang district of Nagaland and is particularly popular for the Phom Nagas and their artistic handicrafts.
The district has a total area of 562 km2.
There are total 5 sub-districts in Longleng.
There are total 49 villages in this district.
There is only 1 town in this district.
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