Arunachal Pradesh

MINISTER (Env & Forests)
Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh, known as the land of rising sun, is situated in between 26.28o N & 29.30o N latitude, and 91.20o E & 97.30o E longitude and has an area of 83,743 Km2. Most of the Arunachal is covered by the Himalayas, and falls in the outer Himalayas and Patkoi Ranges. It is strategically located and shares its international borders with Bhutan (160 km), China (1030 km)and Myanmar (440 km). Arunachal Pradesh is one of the twenty-nine states of the Republic of India. Located in Northeast extremity of India comprising roughly an area of 83,573 sq.Km. Arunachal Pradesh is bounded by independent countries on the three sides and by Assam and Nagaland in the south. The long international border comprises of Bhutan on its west (160 km), the Tibet region of China on its northern and north east border (1080 km) and Myanmar (formerly Burma (440km) on the eastern border. Itanagar is the capital of the state. State is also known as Land of Rising Sun as first sun in India rises in land of Arunachal Pradesh. The Pradesh is rich in flora, fauna, power and mineral potential. Previously this region was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and constituted a part of the state of Assam. Arunachal Pradesh became an independent state on 20th February 1987.

Arunachal Pradesh State Profile As Per Census 20111
Capital Itanagar
Official Language Hindi, English
Area 83,743 Sq. Km
Population 13,87,327
Forest Cover 81.9%
Average Annaul Rainfall 300 cm
Literacy Rate 66.95%
Sex Ratio 938/1000
Districts 20
Tribes 26
State Animals Hoolock Gibbon
State Bird Hornbill
Population Density 17 Sq. Km

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