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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 14th 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 Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar.  Arunachal Pradesh shares its border with Indian states 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.NoDescriptionAnswer
1.Union Territory21 January 1972
2.State Formation20 February 1987
3.Largest cityItanagar
4.Also Known asThe Orchid State of India, The Land of Rising Sun
5.Ruled ByBhirmuko of the Chutika
6.Major Historical EventsSino-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 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 25
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 14th largest state in India with the total population of 1,382,611. 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:-14th
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 25
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 66,964 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:

DivisionDistricts
Anjaw DivisionAnjaw
Changlang DivisionChanglang
East Kameng DivisionEast Kameng
East Siang DivisionEast Siang
Kurung Kumey DivisionKurung Kumey
Lohit DivisionLohit
Lower Dibang Valley DivisionLower Dibang Valley
Lower Subansiri DivisionLower Subansiri
Papum Pare DivisionPapum Pare
Tawang DivisionTawang
Tirap DivisionTirap
Upper Dibang Valley DivisionUpper Dibang Valley
Upper Subansiri DivisionUpper Subansiri
Upper Siang DivisionUpper Siang
West Kameng DivisionWest Kameng
West Siang DivisionWest Siang

Languages Of Arunachal Pradesh

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

LanguagesPercentage
 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.

ReligionPercentage
Hinduism29.04%
Islam1.9%
Donyi-polo26.2%
Christianity30.26%
Tibetan Buddhist11.76%
Other Religions0.84%

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 –

DamsRiverLength Height Capacity LocationOpen
Dibang DamDibang River288 metres (945 ft)3,000 MW Lower Dibang Valley District2008
Ranganadi DamRanganadi River339 m (1,112 ft)68 m (223 ft)405 MWLower Subansiri District2001
Subansiri Lower Dam Subansiri River284 m (932 ft)116 m (381 ft)1.37 km3Lower Subansiri District
Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project Siang River
(Brahmaputra
River)
10 billion cubic metersUpper Siang district

Rivers

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

RiversOriginates FromTotal LengthCity
Brahmaputra
River
 Manasarovar Lake region2,899.9 kmGuwahati‎, ‎Dibrugarh‎, ‎Tezpur‎,‎Dhubri
Dibang River Dibang Valley district195 kilometresDibang Valley district
Dihing RiverEastern Himalayas380 kilometresLedo, Margherita, Digboi, Duliajan and Naharkatia small town
Kameng River Tawang district264 kilometresWest Kameng District
Lohit RiverTibet Autonomous Region450 kmLohit district
Par RiverPang and Nimte rivers164,800 square kilometresHawai
Subansiri RiverHimalayas, in China 442 kilometresLakhimpur 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/MountainsPlace
KangtoWest Kameng district
Sela PeakTawang and West Kameng Districts
Namche Barwa PeakTibetan Himalaya
KelingonNyingchi
Dapha BumChanglang
Komdi MountainPasighat

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 SanctuariesLocation
Namdapha National Park – Largest national park in Arunachal PradeshItanagar
Mouling National parksYingkiong
Sessa Orchid sanctuaryBhalukpong
Daying Ering Wildlife SanctuaryPasighat
Mehao Wildlife sanctuaryRoing
Pakhui Wildlife sanctuaryBhalukpong
Nehru Van UdyaanRoing

Famous Temples/Monasteries

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

Temples/MonasteriesLocation
Parasuram (Parshuram) Kund templeLohit district
Malinithan templeWest Siang district
Sacred KundLohit River
Tawang MonasteryLhasa, Tibet.
GRL Gompa MonasteryWestern Kameng district
Urgelling MonasteryTawang-Chu valley
Gorsam Chortennorth of Tawang
Taktsang Monastery50 km from Tawang
Old Bazaar GompaTawang township
Brama Dung Chung Ani GompaTawang district
Gyangong Ani Gompanorth of Tawang
Singsur Ani GompaTawang 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 ChhamBardo 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 DanceThis dance style famous in Arunachal Pradesh. Igo dance is the fertility dance and performs in Rren ceremony.
War DanceWar dance is famous style in the tribal warrior societies in which use the mock combat.
Noctes and WanchosIn this dance style used by the Buddhist tribes and in this dance participate only male participant.
Ritualistic DanceThis 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

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 ₹0.234 lakh crore (US$3.3 billion) (2017-18)
2 Growth rate 12.33%
3 Per capita income ₹0.234 lakh crore (US$3.3 billion)
4 GDP per capita rank 28th
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.

NameLocation
Tezu AirportTezu
Itanagar AirportItanagar
Along and PasighatAlong

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.

 DescriptionSummary
1.Literacy Rate (2011)66.95%
2.Male72.55%
3.Female57.70%
4.No. of School1771 approx
5.Affiliation BoardCBSE, ICSE, State Board
6.No. of University 7
6.Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh 78 approx

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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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10 thoughts on “Arunachal Pradesh GK 2020-21 Notes in PDF: MCQs, Test Papers, Quiz & Much More!”

  1. Do proper research before providing any knowledge to others. Do more research on Major dialects not languages as we dont have any script, Folk dance, Major festival as u MISSED many major festivals, Famous food- for your kind information we dont preferred something like THUKPA or MOMOS. And Traditional dress.

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  2. @vishaka_sethi do you think languages like bengali, bhotia and Assamese are more used than tagin and galo language in our Arunachal Pradesh,,,,why are this two language not mention,,,Are u familiar with our state?????

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