List of districts of Arunachal Pradesh

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History[edit]

On December 1, 1965 the erstwhile North-East Frontier Agency was divided into five districts:

  1. Kameng district
  2. Subansiri district
  3. Siang district
  4. Lohit district
  5. Tirap district

On May 13, 1980, Subansiri district was bifurcated into two districts: Lower Subansiri district and Upper Subansiri district. Upper Subansiri district comprised the area occupied by the erstwhile Daporijo sub-division and Lower Subansiri district comprised the rest of the area occupied by the erstwhile Subansiri district.

On June 1, 1980 the erstwhile Lohit district was divided into two districts: Lohit district and Dibang Valley district. On the same day, Siang district was bifurcated into two districts: East Siang district and West Siang district and Sepla and Bomdila sub-divisions of the Kameng district were transformed into East Kameng district and West Kameng district respectively.

On October 6, 1984 Tawang district was separated from East Kameng district. In 1987, the ersthwile Tirap district was divided into two districts: Tirap district and Changlang district. On September 22, 1992 the erstwhile Lower Subansiri district was again bufurcated into Lower Subansiri district and Papum Pare district. In June, 2000 Kurung Kumey district was carved out from the erstwhile Lower Subansiri district. On December 16, 2001 Dibang Valley district was bifurcated into Upper Dibang Valley district and Lower Dibang Valley district. On February 16, 2004 Anjaw district was carved out from the erstwhile Lohit district.

Administrative set-up[edit]

The districts of Arunachal Pradesh state are administrative geographical units, each headed by a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service.

Districts[edit]

As of 2012, Arunachal Pradesh comprises 17 districts. Most of them are inhabited by various tribal groups. These are:[1]

Code District Headquarters Population (2011)[2] Area (km²) Density (/km²) Map
AJ Anjaw Hawai 21,089 6,190 3
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Anjaw.svg
CH Changlang Changlang 147,951 4,662 27
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Changlang.svg
EK East Kameng Seppa 78,413 4,134 14
Arunachal Pradesh district location map East Kameng.svg
ES East Siang Pasighat 99,019 4,005 22
Arunachal Pradesh district location map East Siang.svg
EL Lohit Tezu 145,538 2,402 13
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Lohit.svg
LD Longding Longding [3] [3] [3] [3]
LB Lower Subansiri Ziro 82,839 3,460 24
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Lower Subansiri.svg
PA Papum Pare Yupia 176,385 2,875 42
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Papum Pare.svg
TA Tawang Tawang Town 49,950 2,085 19
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Tawang.svg
TI Tirap Khonsa 111,997 2,362 42
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Tirap.svg
UD Lower Dibang Valley Roing 53,986 3,900 14
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Lower Dibang Valley.svg
US Upper Siang Yingkiong 33,146 6,188 5
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Upper Siang.svg
UB Upper Subansiri Daporijo 83,205 7,032 8
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Upper Subansiri.svg
WK West Kameng Bomdila 87,013 7,422 10
Arunachal Pradesh district location map West Kameng.svg
WS West Siang Along 112,272 8,325 12
Arunachal Pradesh district location map West Siang.svg
Upper Dibang Valley Anini 7,948 9,129 1
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Upper Dibang Valley.svg
Kurung Kumey Koloriang 89,717 8,818 10
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Kurung Kumey.svg

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "At a glance". Government of Arunachal Pradesh website. 
  2. ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 
  3. ^ a b c d Longding is included as part of Tirap