Dimapur district was inaugurated as the eighth district of Nagaland in December, 1997. Earlier it was a sub-division under Kohima district. Besides being referred to as a gateway of Nagaland and Manipur, main commercial activities of the State, is centered on Dimapur, the district headquarter.
Dimapur district in Nagaland is bounded by Kohima district on the south and east, Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the West, the Karbi Anglong and stretch of Golaghat District of Assam, in the west and the north.
The only railhead and airport of the State is located in Dimapur, the district headquarter. The National Highway 39 connects the State capital kohima and also connects the neighbouring States of Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram.
Dimapur city, the district headquarter is distinct in its character where all the different communities have congregated, portraying a mini India.