Kiphire Town with Mt. Saramati, the highest peak in Nagaland, in
Kiphire is the newly formed ninth district of Nagaland which was
carved out of Tuensang District. It is bounded by Tuensang District
in the north, Phek District in the west and Myanmar in the east. It is
headquartered at Kiphire, which is at an altitude of 896 m (2,940
ft) above sea level. Kiphire is about 254 km from Kohima, the
capital of Nagaland.
The total area of the District is 1255 sq. Kms.
The major cities of this district are Seyochung, Sitimi, Pungro and Kiphire.
Saramati (3,841 m or 12,602 ft.), highest peak in Nagaland, is located in this district. Sangtam (Eastern), Yimchunger and Sema are the predominant tribes.