Facts and Interesting Points About Arunachal Pradesh

Interesting Points About Arunachal Pradesh

  • Situated at the extreme northeast of India and the largest among the seven sister states of North East India, Arunachal Pradesh shared borders with Assam and Nagaland States.
  • The state also shared land border with Myanmar, Bhutan and China. The international border between Arunachal Pradesh and China is known as the McMohan line.
  • It was earlier named after North-East Frontier Agency.
  • The state has a forest cover of more than 80%.
  • India’s longest river bridge Dhola-Sadiya (Bhupen- Hazarika Setu) over the Lohit River is a connecting link between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
  • English is the only official language of this state.

More Informations About Arunachal Pradesh

General Details About Arunachal Pradesh


21 January 1972 (As Union territory)

20 February 1987 (As State)

Capital Itanagar
Governor Brig.(Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Rtd)
Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Districts 25
Area (km2) 83,743
Lok Sabha Seats 2
Rajya Sabha Seats 1
State Legislative Assembly Seats 60
Languages Nyishi, Adi, Nepali, Tagin, Bhotia, Wancho, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Chakma, Apatani, Mishmi

State Symbols of Arunachal Pradesh

State Animal Gayal
State Bird Hornbill
State Tree Foxtail orchid
State Flower Hollong

Demography of Arunachal Pradesh

Population (2011 Census) 1,382,611
Population Density (per km2) 17
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 938
Literacy Rate (%) 66.95

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Mouling National Park
  2. Namdapha National Park
  3. Daying Ering Memorial (Lali) Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Kane Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Pakhui (Pakke Tiger Reerve) Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Yordi (Yardi) Rabe Supsi Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Rivers in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Brahmaputra

Highest Mountain Peak in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Gorichen Peak (6858m)

Agriculture in Arunachal Pradesh

Major Crops Paddy, Millet, Wheat, Pulses, Potatoes, Sugarcane, Oilseeds and Maize
Vegetables Sweet potatoes, Brinjal, Ginger, Chillies, Pumpkin, Cucumber and Cow pea
Fruits Pineapple, Apple, Oranges, Lemon, Lichi, Papaya, Banana, Plum, Guava, Cherries, Peach walnut, and Almond

Mineral Deposits in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Coal
  2. Limestone
  3. Dolomite
  4. Graphite
  5. Petroleum and Natural Gas
  6. Asbestos
  7. Iron
  8. Marble
  9. Quartzite
  10. Lead
  11. Zinc

Airports in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Along Airport
  2. Pasighat Airport
  3. Tezu Airport

Traditional Dances in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Buiya Dance
  2. Aji Lamu
  3. Chalo Dance
  4. Hiirii Khaniing
  5. Popir Dance
  6. Ponung Dance
  7. Pasi Kongki
  8. Rekham Pada
  9. Roppi Dance
  10. Lion and Peacock dance
  11. Wancho Dance

Art and Crafts of Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Bamboo, Cane and Wood Works– Carving, Weaving works etc.
  2. Carpet Weaving
  3. Jewellery Making

Regional Festivals Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Chalo Loku Festival
  2. Dree Festival
  3. Torgya Festival
  4. Murung Festival
  5. Solung Festival
  6. Losar Festival

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