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Arunachal Pradesh



Arunachal Pradesh  is a state of India, located in the far northeast.

It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, and the People's Republic of China in the north.

Itanagar is the capital of the state.

Arunachal Pradesh is a thinly populated hilly tract laying roughly between the latitude 26° 28'N and 29° 30'N and longitudes 91° 0'E and 96° 30'E on the north-east extremity of India.

Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn lit mountains" in Sanskrit.

It is also known as "land of the rising sun" ("pradesh" means "state" or "region") in reference to its position as the easternmost state of India.

Before 1962, the area was popularly known as the NEFA, and was constitutionally a part of Assam. Because of its strategic importance, however, it was administered by the Ministry of External Affairs until 1965, and subsequently by the Ministry of Home Affairs, through the Governor of Assam.

In 1972, it was constituted as a Union Territory and renamed Arunachal Pradesh.

On 20 February 1987, it became the 24th state of the Indian Union.

Arunachal Pradesh is divided into sixteen districts, each administered by a district collector, who sees to the needs of the local people

India's largest Buddist monastery is at Tawang.

Arunachal Pradesh at a glance
Area 83,743 sq .km
Capital Itanagar
Languages Monpa, Apatani, Hill, Miri, Tagin, Adi, Idu, Kampti, Singhpo,Tangsa, Nocte, Wancho, Digaru, Miji
Districts 16
Population 1,382,61
Assembly Seats 60
Lok Sabha seats 2
Rajya Sabha seats 1
State Day May 20


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