Along, Arunachal Pradesh

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see West Siang district.
Aalo
Aalo
District HQ
View of Aalo from other side of Yomgo river
View of Aalo from other side of Yomgo river
Aalo is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Aalo
Aalo
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°10′N 94°46′E / 28.17°N 94.77°E / 28.17; 94.77Coordinates: 28°10′N 94°46′E / 28.17°N 94.77°E / 28.17; 94.77
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District West Siang
Government
 • Type Multi Party democracy
 • Deputy Commissioner Shri Manoj Kumar Sahoo, IAS
Elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,680
 • Rank 4 (in AP)
 • Density 13/km2 (30/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 791 001
Telephone code 91 3783 XXX XXXX
Vehicle registration AR 08
Climate Cfa (Köppen)
Precipitation 2,477 millimetres (97.5 in)
Avg. Annual Maximum Temperature 28.1 °C (82.6 °F)
Avg. Annual Minimum Temperature 15.3 °C (59.5 °F)
Avg. Winer Temperature 18.5 °C (65.3 °F)
Avg. Summer Temperature 24.7 °C (76.5 °F)
Website westsiang.nic.in

'Aalo' is a census town and headquarter of the West Siang district of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located about a days drive 220 kilometres (140 mi) from Likabali which is at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Culture[edit]

Mopin is the main festival starts from 5 April to 6 April, people celebrate Mopin for rich crops cultivation and to blessed by nature. The Yomgo River Festival, held every year during peak tourist season, and lasting 3–4 days, is celebrated from 11 January to 15 January. This festival is celebrated with a view to promote tourism, indigenous culture and tradition, handloom & handicrafts and showcase its rich cultural heritage.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Aalg[2] had a population of 16,834. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Aalo has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 75% of the males and 61% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. The low sex ratio – 916 girls for every 1000 boys in 2001 – is cause for concern, even though it is not typical of the region. The majority of Aalo's population consists of GALO natives of Arunachal Pradesh. Galo Language is the main languages. The major religion is Donyi-Polo, followed by Christians and small minorities of Tibetan Buddhists, Hinduism and Muslims.

Connectivity[edit]

Aalo has a good road network and the road which runs from north Lakhimpur to the capital city of Itanagar, connects the town of Aalo to the city. Regular bus services to Aalo run from Itanagar. Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) buses are available to and from Aalo. There is a 5 hours journey by bus from Pasighat to Aalo (106 km) while from Moying (150 km) the bus will take around 6.5 hours to reach Aalo.

The nearest airport to Aalo is at Likabali, which is situated in the state of Assam. Likabali is connected by flight services to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. One can take a bus or hire a taxi from Likabali to Aalo.

Aalo has no railway and the nearest railway station is at Silapathar. A new line which connects Aalo to Silapathar through broadgauge railway was proposed and the survey has already been completed and forwarded to the railway board.[2]

Climate[edit]

Aalo features a humid subtropical climate under the Köppen climate classification. The climate is predominantly cool during winters, and humid during summers. Temperatures typically range from near about 0 °C (32 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F) over the course of a year. The average temperature during summer is between 19 °C (66 °F) and 27 °C (81 °F), and between 0 °C (32 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) in winter. Monthly precipitation varies between 24.1 millimetres (0.95 in) in November to 487.4 millimetres (19.19 in) in July. It is typically around 35.05 millimetres (1.4 in) per month during winter and spring and around 388.13 millimetres (15.3 in) during June to September as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 2,476.6 millimetres (98 in). Snowfall in the region occurs mostly in late November to early January in upper reaches of the district. Aalo receives snow occasionally.

Climate data for Aalo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
33.7
(92.7)
38.9
(102)
42.0
(107.6)
40.9
(105.6)
39.6
(103.3)
39.3
(102.7)
38.9
(102)
38.7
(101.7)
38.5
(101.3)
33.1
(91.6)
29.9
(85.8)
42
(107.6)
Average high °C (°F) 24.7
(76.5)
28.2
(82.8)
31.5
(88.7)
32.6
(90.7)
33.8
(92.8)
33.2
(91.8)
32.0
(89.6)
33.4
(92.1)
33.6
(92.5)
31.6
(88.9)
28.2
(82.8)
25.1
(77.2)
30.7
(87.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
20.4
(68.7)
23.7
(74.7)
26.2
(79.2)
28.1
(82.6)
28.8
(83.8)
28.4
(83.1)
29.0
(84.2)
28.4
(83.1)
25.3
(77.5)
21.0
(69.8)
18.0
(64.4)
24.6
(76.3)
Average low °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
12.6
(54.7)
15.9
(60.6)
19.8
(67.6)
22.5
(72.5)
24.4
(75.9)
24.7
(76.5)
24.7
(76.5)
23.4
(74.1)
19.0
(66.2)
13.7
(56.7)
10.9
(51.6)
18.5
(65.3)
Record low °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
8.0
(46.4)
10.7
(51.3)
15
(59)
16.7
(62.1)
17.2
(63)
21.8
(71.2)
21.1
(70)
20.5
(68.9)
13.8
(56.8)
10
(50)
5.0
(41)
6.4
(43.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 11.93
(0.4697)
31.07
(1.2232)
77.48
(3.0504)
178.28
(7.0189)
244.82
(9.6386)
369.30
(14.5394)
455.47
(17.9319)
480.82
(18.9299)
269.67
(10.6169)
68.38
(2.6921)
18.22
(0.7173)
11.82
(0.4654)
2,217.26
(87.2937)
Avg. precipitation days 4.83 6.83 13.83 22.67 28.17 28.83 30.67 29.33 26.83 14.33 6.17 7.00 219.49
 % humidity 67.26 59.05 53.21 65.10 73.65 80.36 85.42 86.82 85.83 86.79 85.07 80.29 75.738
Source: World Weather Online

Media[edit]

Along has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Along. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Govt plans 3 key railway lines". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 Aug 2011.