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Arunachal Pradesh Information

Arunachal Pradesh is bounded on three sides by Bhutan, China and Myanmar and also the plains of Assam.  Arunachal Pradesh is the Land of rising Sun.  The word Arun means ‘Sun’ and the Anchal means ‘rays’.  The sun rays will reach this place at 4.30 Am.  It is the ‘Hidden Land’ of the park.  Arunachal Pradesh is the area wise large state in the North East.  It is the most sparsely populated state in the country.  It is the home of more than 20 major multilingual tribal areas of the world.  They belong to the Mongoloid and Tibeto who are the Burmese Tribes.  The main are being the Apatains, the Kamptis, the Padmad and the miris.

The people are Buddhists and Vaishnavites by religion.  They worship Mithun who was the off-spring of cow and Buffalo.  It has the sky kissing’s now clad Himalayas on one side.  On the other side forest dwelling tribal reside side by side with the rare species of wild animals inhabiting the Hilly valley shaded by the trees of Primitive forests.  The state of hills is shadowed with the state of hills is shadowed with deep green forests.  Summer is said to be the season of flowers.  There are at least 500 varieties of orchids on the top.  Tipi is known worldwide for its orchid garden.  The state is neither reached by air or rail.  The cities are connected by roads.  The state has some 350 km highway and 7400 km of busy road way.

Important cities, tourists and religious places of Arunachal Pradesh

Bomdila, Chanlong, Daporija, Itanagar, Along, Anini, Bhismaknagar, Khonsa, Pasighar, Seppa, Malinithan, Namdapha, Parashuramkund, Tawang, Tezu and Ziro.

Principal languages

Tribal dialects like Migi, Aka, Tagin, Wancho, Khamti, Dafla, Mishmi, Monpa etc.

Capital

The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar.

Area

This area is about 83,743 Sq. km.

Density

It is about 13 per Sq.km

Arunachal Pradesh History

NEFA Arunachal Pradesh was earlier named as North East Frontier Agency.  It has no records of past.  Some ruins dating back to the early Christian Era tells us that the in habitans had close relations with the rest of the country.

We have the accounts of the period when the British established their rule in 1826.  The state acquired its identity in 1914.  Some tribals separated from the Dorrange and Lakhimpur districts of the provice of Assam to form North East Frontier tract.  The state was further divided into theBalipara Frontier Tract, Lakhimpur Frontier Tract, Sadiya Frontier Tract and the Tirap Frontier Tract between 1914 and 1916.  These tracts are along with the Naga tribal area were renamed NEFA in 1951.

NEFA was reconstituted into six divisions in 1954.  One of them is Tuensang Frontier division.  It was separated from NEFA in 1957.  Then it was merged with the newly constituted Naga Hills.  Tuen sang area now forms the state of Nagaland.  Arunachal Pradesh got an independent political status in 1972 and it became a union territory.  It was made as a full fledged state in 1987.

  Economy

The principal Industries of this state are forest based.  They provide as handicraft, handloom, Sawmills, plywood, rice mill, fruit preservation units, soap, candle manufacturing, steel fabrication and oil expellers etc.  It has reserves of coal and crude oil, deposits of dolomite ores, limestone, graphite, mica, iron ore, copperore and graph works.  Agriculture is the main occupation for 40% of the people.  They can grow rice, maize, millets, pulses, potatoes, wheat and mustard.

Arunachal Pradesh Festivals

Animal sacrifice is a common feature in most of the festivals.  The religious tribals have varied festivals.  Adis celebrate solung and Mophin, Monpas and Sherdukpens, Lossar and hill Miris Boori boot are the famous festivals of this state.