Changtongya is a mountainous town in Mokokchung district of Nagaland. This town is situated 40 kilometers in the North of Mokokchung as well as approximately 40 kilometers from the South of Tuli. Changtongya is flanked by 2 major urban centers of Mokokchung District. The town consists of 2 main parts namely Electrical Colony of Changtongya and Changtongya Headquarters.
According to the census of year 2011, the population of the town was
7532. English is the official language of the town.
Geography of Changtongya
The town is positioned at 26.57 degrees in the North and 94.70 degrees in the East. The avg. elevation of Changtongya is 1660 feet or 506 meter. The town of Changtongya is rich in flora and fauna and has rich reserve forest which is an ideal place for people who love bird watching. Migratory birds especially falcons fly from Germany and Mongolia to this forest. The river Tsula is popular for its special characteristic which is – it
has a spot from where the crude oil arises. The local people of the town
call it “Menemtsu”. The locals of Changtongya use this crude oil to
ignite their night lamps and also to fulfill other purposes.Changtongya offers views of Valleys of Tsula and Melak and the ranges & crests of the Naga Hills that rise from these valleys.
Transport in Changtongya
Changtongya is well-connected to almost each part of the Mokokchung District as well as the Nagaland state. The NH 61 passes through the Changtongya town. The town also serves as a entryway to the District Longleng where the highways to the Tamlu and Longleng begin. The nearest airport to Changtongya is Jorhat Civil Air Terminal as well as Dibrugarh(Assam).
Services in Changtongya
Utility Services are the sign of progressiveness and also the showcase
of the development index. The development starting from banks to
hospitals in Changtongya have seen considerable amount of progress. The following are the most essential services offered to the residents of Changtongya:
Hospitals in Changtongya
Community Health Centre Address: Changtongya, Mokokchung Dist., Nagaland, Pin code- 798614