The district is named after the town of the same name
Tuensang, and the town is named after the village of that which is
situated close by the town. It is surrounded on the north by Mon
district, on the east by the nation Myanmar, on the south by Zunheboto
and Phek district of Nagaland and on the west by Mokokchung district.
The latitude of the district is 25º 6`and 27º 4` North and Longitude is
93º 20` and 95º 15` East. The district is situated at an altitude of
1,371.60 meters above sea level; the total area is 4228 sq. km. The main
tribes of this district are Changs, Sangtams, Khiamniungans, and
Yimchunger. Tuensang is the districts headquarter.
It lies at an altitude of 897.64 sq. km. meters above sea level. It
has four sub-divisions; Noklak, Shamatore, Longkhim. The total
population of the district is 414801. The density of population is 98
persons per sq. km. and the sex ratio are 913 females per 1000 males.
Literacy rate is 51.30 % of the population, and the literacy rate of
male to female is 55.97%: 46.12 %. Tuensang was a part of North East
Frontier Agency till December 1957, when it was separated from it and
joined with Naga Hills to form Naga Hills Tuensang Area in short.
Tuensang is the biggest of the eleven districts in Nagaland. The
district is oblong in shape and stretches north south.