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Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the Orchid State of India or the Paradise of the Botanists. The state came into existence on February 20, 1987. The state touches the border of Assam and Nagaland. It is the 15th largest state by an area of 83,743 sq Km/- and 27th by is population. The capital city is Itanagar and the largest city is Itanagar. Total no. of the population of Arunachal Pradesh is 13,82,611.

History

Now let’s talk about the history of Arunachal Pradesh the major part of GK of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh another popular name is Land of the Rising Sun. History of Arunachal Pradesh is Unclear. According to Mahabharata, this is the place where Parashurama washed away sins, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married Rukhmini. In the 10th Century,  King Named Bhirmuko ruled this area. Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of the Seven Sister States of Northeast India. The largest city of Madhya Pradesh is Itanagar.  Arunachal Pradesh shares his border with India state Assam, Nagaland and International border such as Myanmar in the east, Bhutan In the west and china in the north. A major part of Arunachal Pradesh state claimed by the people of  China. Below table will tell more about the GK of Arunachal Pradesh and Its history.

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 20 February 1987
2. Capital Formation 20 February 1987
3. Largest city Itanagar
4. Also Known as The Orchid State of India, The Land of Rising Sun
5. Ruled By Bhirmuko of the Chutika
6. Major Historical Events
  • Sino-Indian war

Administrative Structure

Arunachal Pradesh is the largest among the seven Sister state of Northeast India. It consists of 23 Districts, the largest city and capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar.

The governor is the constitutional head of the government of Arunachal Pradesh, who is appointed by the President of India. The real executive power rests with the chief minister and the cabinet. The political party or the coalition of political parties having a majority in the Legislative Assembly forms the government.

The head of the bureaucracy of the state is the chief secretary. Under this position, is a hierarchy of officials drawn from the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, and different wings of the state civil services. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice. Madhya Pradesh has a High Court which has been functioning since 5 April 1948. All the branches of the government are located in the Itanagar.

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Itanagar
2. Administrative HQ Itanagar
3. Chief Ministers Pema Khandu
4. Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra
6. State Animal Bos Frontalis
7. State Bird Hornbill
8. State Flower Foxtail Orchid
9. State Tree Hollong
10. No. of District 23
11. Loksabha Seats 2
12. Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council)
13. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 60
14. Major Airport
  • Itanagar Airport
  • Daporigo Airport
  • Ziro Airport
  • Along Airport
  • Tezu Airport
  • Pasighat Airport
15. Major Railway Station
  • Naharlagun Railway Station
16. Official Language English
17. Time Zone IST (UTC +5:30)
18. Postal Code  Different according to Area
19. Vehicle Code AR
20. Judiciary Gauhati High Court
21. Seal Arunachal Pradesh Logo

Geographical Structure

Arunachal Pradesh covers an area of 83,743 square kilometres. it is located between 26.28° N and 29.30° N latitude and 91.20° E and 97.30° E longitude. According to the census, Arunachal Pradesh is the thirteenth largest state in India with the total population over 10,38,04,637. the average temperature of Arunachal Pradesh is 27 °C, the temperature is generally subtropical and rain precipitates about 2,782mm (109.5 inches) Below in this table, we have described all the essential Structural and physiographical divisions of Arunachal Pradesh.

S.No Description Summary
1 Total Area  83,743 km² ( 32333.35/ sq mi)
2 Rank of the state Area Rank:-15th
Population Rank:- 27th
3 Legislature 60 Seats
4 Parliamentary Constituency 2 seats
5 Population 13,82,611
6 Urban 3,16,253
7 Rural 1,066,358
8 Total Division 16
9 Total Districts 16
10 Number of Circle 149
11 Number of Blocks 99
12 Total number of villages 5,258
13 Population Density 17/km² (43/sq mi)
14 State Bounded By State Border (Northeastern)

  • Assam
  • Nagaland

International Border

  • Bhutan (West)
  • Myanmar (East)
  • China (North)
15 Soil & Minerals
  • Inceptisols
  • Entisols
  • Ultisols
16 Major Crops
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Millet
  • Wheat
  • Pulses
  • Sugarcane
  • Ginger, Oilseeds
17 Forest Area 61,000 sq. km.
18 Climate  Subtropical
19 Rivers 
  • Brahmaputra River
  • Dibang River
  • Dri Streams
  • Kameng River
  • Lohit River
  • Namka Chu
  • Par River
  • Suhasini River
  • Sumdorong Chu
  • Tirap River
  • Yepak River
20 Major Dam
  • Dibang Dam
  • Ranganadi Dam
  • Subansiri Dam
21 Major  Flora
  • Andrographis
  • Withania
  • Tinospora
  • Rauvolfia
  • Oroxylum
  • Dioscorea
  • Aquilaria
22 Major Fauna
  • Tiger
  • Leopards
  • Elephants
  • Deers
  • Bears
  • Apes
  • Golden Cat, Marbled Cat
  • Antelopes
  • Hispid Hare

Division

Arunachal Pradesh is divided into 16 Division, which is as follows:

Division Districts
Anjaw Division Anjaw
Changlang Division Changlang
East Kameng Division East Kameng
East Siang Division East Siang
Kurung Kumey Division Kurung Kumey
Lohit Division Lohit
Lower Dibang Valley Division Lower Dibang Valley
Lower Subansiri Division Lower Subansiri
Papum Pare Division Papum Pare
Tawang Division Tawang
Tirap Division Tirap
Upper Dibang Valley Division Upper Dibang Valley
Upper Subansiri Division Upper Subansiri
Upper Siang Division Upper Siang
West Kameng Division West Kameng
West Siang Division West Siang

Languages Of Arunachal Pradesh

There are major languages were found in Arunachal Pradesh those are as follows.

Languages Percentage
 Nyishi (28.60%)
Adi (17.35%)
Bengali (7.27%)
Hindi  (7.09%)
Nepali  (6.89%)
Bhotia (4.51%)
Assamese  (3.9%)
Mishmi  (3.04%)
Nocte (2.9%)
Tangsa (2.64%)
Wancho (2.19%)
Other (13.62%)

Religion

As per the government data the maximum people who are Christians at  30.26%, 69.74% other religion.

Religion Percentage
Hinduism 29.04%
Islam 1.9%
Donyi-polo 26.2%
Christianity 30.26%
Tibetan Buddhist 11.76%
Other Religions 0.84%

Dams

  • Highest dam of Dibang Dam.
  • The second highest dam of Subansiri Lower Dam.
  • Longest dam of Ranganadi Dam.
  • Largest power generating dam Dibang Dam 3,000 MW.

Some of the major dams in Arunachal Pradesh are as follows –

Dams River Length  Height  Capacity  Location Open
Dibang Dam Dibang River 288 metres (945 ft) 3,000 MW  Lower Dibang Valley District 2008
Ranganadi Dam Ranganadi River 339 m (1,112 ft) 68 m (223 ft) 405 MW Lower Subansiri District 2001
Subansiri Lower Dam  Subansiri River 284 m (932 ft) 116 m (381 ft) 1.37 km3 Lower Subansiri District
Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project  Siang River
(Brahmaputra
River)
10 billion cubic meters Upper Siang district

Rivers

Arunachal Pradesh has popularly 7 rivers in which the Brahmaputra is the longest river in Arunachal Pradesh.

Rivers Originates From Total Length City
Brahmaputra
River
 Manasarovar Lake region 2,899.9 km Guwahati‎, ‎Dibrugarh‎, ‎Tezpur‎,‎Dhubri
Dibang River  Dibang Valley district 195 kilometres Dibang Valley district
Dihing River Eastern Himalayas 380 kilometres Ledo, Margherita, Digboi, Duliajan and Naharkatia small town
Kameng River  Tawang district 264 kilometres West Kameng District
Lohit River Tibet Autonomous Region 450 km

Lohit district

Par River Pang and Nimte rivers 164,800 square kilometres Hawai
Subansiri River Himalayas, in China  442 kilometres Lakhimpur district.

Hills and Mountains Ranges

The highest hill in Arunachal Pradesh is Kangto mountain in height and apart from its height, it is beautiful as well.

Hills/Mountains Place
Kangto West Kameng district
Sela Peak Tawang and West Kameng Districts
Namche Barwa Peak Tibetan Himalaya
Kelingon Nyingchi
Dapha Bum Changlang
Komdi Mountain Pasighat

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

A sanctuary is a protected an area which is reserved only for animal and make human away to do activities like harvesting of timber, collecting minor forest products and private ownership rights are allowed as long as they do not interfere with the well-being of animals. Boundaries of sanctuaries are not well defined by the government.
The largest wildlife Sanctuary is Namdapha National Park which has an approx area of  1,985 km2 square.

National Parks / Wildlife Sanctuaries Location
Namdapha National Park – Largest national park in Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Mouling National parks Yingkiong
Sessa Orchid sanctuary Bhalukpong
Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary Pasighat
Mehao Wildlife sanctuary Roing
Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary Bhalukpong
Nehru Van Udyaan Roing

Famous Temples/Monasteries

Arunachal Pradesh is known for its rich culture and tradition. Arunachal Pradesh has many Temple, Monasteries are given following:

Temples/Monasteries Location
Parasuram (Parshuram) Kund temple Lohit district
Malinithan temple West Siang district
Sacred Kund Lohit River
Tawang Monastery Lhasa, Tibet.
GRL Gompa Monastery Western Kameng district
Urgelling Monastery Tawang-Chu valley
Gorsam Chorten north of Tawang
Taktsang Monastery 50 km from Tawang
Old Bazaar Gompa Tawang township
Brama Dung Chung Ani Gompa Tawang district
Gyangong Ani Gompa north of Tawang
Singsur Ani Gompa Tawang headquarters

Arts & Culture

The Culture of Arunachal Pradesh is extraordinary as it comprised of 26 Different tribes (including sub-tribes), There are mainly three cultural groups in Arunachal Pradesh. First Monpas and Sherdukpens (Follower of Mahayana Buddhism), second Adis, Akas, Apatanis, Mijis, Apantanis, Mishmis, Thongsas and Nishis (Worships Sun and Moon God), Third Octes and Wanchos tribal communities (Follows Vaishnavism).

Folk Dances

Bardo Chham Bardo Chham is the famous dance style in Sherdukpens. Bardo Chham dance related to the story of good and evil, In local people believe in human both types are things good and evil and Sherdukpens mask themselves representing the kinds of animals and dance to show an act of fighting the evil forces.
Igo Dance This dance style famous in Arunachal Pradesh. Igo dance is the fertility dance and performs in Rren ceremony.
War Dance War dance is famous style in the tribal warrior societies in which use the mock combat.
Noctes and Wanchos In this dance style used by the Buddhist tribes and in this dance participate only male participant.
Ritualistic Dance This Dance form Used by the tribal society people.

Traditional Music Of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Ja-Jin-Ja Folksong
  • Baryi Folk Song
  • Nyioga Folk Song

Major Festival Of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Siang River Festival
  • Pangsau Pass Winter Festival
  • Ziro Festival of Music
  • Solung (Agricultural Festival)
  • Nyokum
  • Losar Festival
  • dree Festival
  • Loku
  • Sanken

Cuisine (Famous Food) Of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Thukpa
  • Momos
  • Rice Beer

Traditional Dress Of Arunachal Pradesh

Sherudukpen

  • Sleeveless silk Material (Men)
  • Sleeveless and Collarless dresses till knee length (Women’s)

Tangsa Tripe

  • Green Coloured Lungi, Red/White Coloured yarn, Sleeveless Shirt (Men)
  • Petticoat, Linen Blouse (Women)

Miji Tribe

  • Long Cloak (Women)

Adi Tribe

  • Jackets and Woollen Clothes (Men and Women)

 The Economy of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the greatest of the seven sisters. The people of Arunachal Pradesh are mostly Non-vegetarian, consumption of fish, meat and egg is very high. They import Fishes from different states of India (Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal). There is 5 District and 8 Sub- District Industrial Centers, Also two 2 Industrial Training Institutes by which one is to update the local tribes and provide them Employment.

Table Below contains some of the normal questions mostly asked in different Govt. and Private recruitment examinations of Arunachal Pradesh.

S.No Description Summary
1 State GDP  20,259 crore (US$ 3.0 Billion)
2 Growth rate 9.2% (2016-17)
3 Per capita income INR 1,19,481 (US$ 1,700)
4 GDP per capita rank 31st
5 Major Industries
  • Wood Carving Industry
  • Cane and Bamboo Industry
  • Ornament Industry
  • Tourism Industry
  • Agriculture and Forest-Based Industries
  • Textiles
6 Major Imports 
  • Fishes
7 Major exports
  • Turmeric
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger

Airports in Arunachal Pradesh

As separated from Arunachal Pardesh got many airports which are listed below.

Name Location
Tezu Airport Tezu
Itanagar Airport Itanagar
Along and Pasighat Along

Education

Arunachal Pradesh state government is expanding the underdeveloped education system with the help of different NGO’s like Vivekananda Kendra. North East Frontier Technical University was the first technical university established in 2014. The main universities are Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), NIT Arunachal Pradesh, Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Science University and Himalayan University.

Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate (2011) 66.95%
2. Male 72.55%
3. Female 57.70%
4. No. of School 1771 approx
5. Affiliation Board CBSE, ICSE, State Board
6. No. of University  9
6. Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh  78 approx

Educational Institution in Arunachal Pradesh

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Heritage Sites in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh has a large number of Ancient Monuments spread at different places throughout the state. Every year many tourists visit Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh consists of innumerable historical monuments and archaeological, which bear testimony to its rich cultural heritage.

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Parashuram Kund
  • Golden Pagoda Namsai
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Museum
  • Mehao Lake
  • Bomdila
  • Roing
2 Major Monuments
  • The Buddhist Temple
  • Malinithan
  • Jaswant Garh
  • Bhismaknagar Fort
3 National Park
  •  Namdapha National Park
  • Mouling National Park
4 Bird Sanctuary
  • Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kane Wildlife Sanctuary

Famous Personalities in Arunachal Pradesh

Freedom Fighters
  • Matmur Jamoh
Bollywood
  • Devi Dolo
  • Riken Ngomle
Journalists
  • Tongam Rina
Writers
  • Rita Chowdhury
  • Mamang Dai
  • Tongam Rina
Poets
  • Mamang Dai
Social Service
  • Binny Yanga
Sports
  • Wangnia Pongte
  • Gumpe Rime
  • Anshu Jamsenpa
  • Tapi Mra
Padma Shri
  • Mamang Dai
  • Binny Yanga
  • H. Thegtse Rinpoche

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