Anjaw district

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Anjaw district
District of Arunachal Pradesh
Location of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh
Location of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh
Country India
State Arunachal Pradesh
Headquarters Hawai, Arunachal Pradesh
 • Total 6,190 km2 (2,390 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,089[1] (2,011)
 • Literacy 59.4%[1]
 • Sex ratio 805[1]
Website Official website
Landscape of Anjaw

Anjaw District (Pron:/ˈændʒɔ:/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. It is a newly created district, having been split from Lohit district on 16 February 2004 under the Arunachal Pradesh Re-organization of Districts Amendment Bill.[2] The district borders China on the north. Hawai, at an altitude of 1296 m above sea level, is the district headquarters, located on the banks of the Lohit River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River. It is the easternmost district in India.[3] The easternmost community in Anjaw is the village of Dong.[4]

Anjaw is the second least populous district in India (out of 640).[5]



The main rivers are the following:[3]



The main crops are maize, millet, rice, beans, cardamom, orange, pears, plum, and apple.[6]


There is one Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituency located in this district: Hayuliang. It is part of the Arunachal East Lok Sabha constituency.[7]

The district has seven administrative units:


According to the 2011 census Anjaw district has a population of 21,089,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Palau.[8] This gives it a ranking of 639th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 3 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.8 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 13.77%.[1] Anjaw has a sex ratio of 805 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 59.4%.[1]


The Mishmi, and the Zakhring[9] (formerly called Meyor) are the main tribes in the district.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The district is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, Red goral, Gongshan muntjac, Leaf muntjac occurs while among birds there is the rare Sclater's Monal. A pine, Pinus merkusii is found only in this district in the entire northeastern India.[10] A flying squirrel, new to science has also its range in this district. It has been named as Mishmi Hills Giant Flying Squirrel, Petaurista mishmiensis.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census 2011". 
  2. ^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Anjaw District". Archived from the original on 14 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  4. ^ *Gokhale, Nitin A. (20 August 2001). "Dong". Outlook India. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  5. ^ "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Anjaw". Archived from the original on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Assembly Constituencies allocation w.r.t District and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh website. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Palau 20,956 July 2011 est." 
  9. ^ "Zakhring". Archived from the original on 11 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  10. ^ Choudhury, Anwaruddin (2008) Survey of mammals and birds in Dihang-Dibang biosphere reserve, Arunachal Pradesh. Final report to Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. The Rhino Foundation for nature in NE India, Guwahati, India. 70pp.
  11. ^ Choudhury,Anwaruddin (2009). One more new flying squirrel of the genus Petaurista Link, 1795 from Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. The Newsletter and Journal of the RhinoFoundation for nat. in NE India 8: 26–34, plates.

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Coordinates: 27°55′30″N 96°20′53″E / 27.92500°N 96.34806°E / 27.92500; 96.34806