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                                                         Arunachal Pradesh

Physiography:  Arunachal Pradesh lies between 26o 28' and 29o 30' N latitudes and 91o 30' and 97o 30' E longitudes. The state is situated in the extreme north-east of India and is bounded by independent countries on three sides and by Assam and Nagaland states on one side. There are Bhutan, Tibet, China and Myanmar on the west, north-east, north and east of this state, respectively, and the Indian states Assam and Nagaland on the south.


     Arunachal Pradesh at a glance                                                                                                                   

Date of Formation 20/02/1987
Geographical Area (km2 83,743
Capital Itanagar
Number of districts 17
Population (2011) 13,83,727 [Males: 7,13,912; Females: 6,69,815]
Major language Monpa, Miji, Adi, Sherdukpen
Major rivers Brahmaputra, Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Tirap
Forest cover (2013)   80.39% of total geographical area
National parks Namdapha, Mouling
Major wildlife sanctuaries Dibang, Pakhui, Kamlang, Tale valley, Mehao
Rural population (2011) 10,66,358 [Males: 5,46,011; Females: 5,20,347]
Number of towns and villages including un-inhabited villages (2001) 17 and 4,065
Agricultural land (2001) 3.5% of total geographical area
Per capita income (NSDP) (2000-01)  Rs.9013/- (quick estimate) (at 1993-94 prices)
Population density (2011)  17/km2
Birth rate (2009)   21.1/thousand*
Death rate (2009)   6.1/thousand*
Infant mortality rate (2009) 32/thousand*
Litrates (2011)   7,66,005 [Male: 4,39,868; Female: 3,26,137]
Literacy rate (2011)   65.38% [Male: 72.55%; Female: 57.7%]
Sex ratio (2011)   938 (females per 1000 males)
Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes 0.56 and 64.22% of total population respectively 
Number of Schedule Castes 16
Number of Schedule Tribes 12
Major tribal communities Monpa, Sherdukpen, Bugun, Aka, Miji, Nyishi, Sulung or Puroik, Adi, Apatani, Hill Miri, Tagin, Galo or Galong, Khampti, Mishmi, Singhpo, Wancho, Tangsa, Nocte,  Memba, Khemba
Major source of occupation Agriculture, Forestry
Major industries Small-scale agro-based industries & forest based industries
*Family Welfare Statistics in India 2011, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
External Links
  • Official website of Arunanchal Pradesh
  • Districts Websites of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Other Important Links of Arunachal Pradesh