Upper Subansiri (Pron:/su:bənˈsɪɹi/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
History [ edit ]
The district was formed when Subansiri district was bifurcated into Upper and
Lower Subansiri districts in 1987. [2 ]
Geography [ edit ]
The district headquarters are located at
Daporijo. Upper Subansiri district occupies an area of 7,032 square kilometres (2,715 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to the United Kingdom's [3 ] East Falkland. The important towns are Daporijo, Dumporijo, Taliha, Nacho, Siyum, and Maro. [4 ]
Economy [ edit ]
In 2006 the Indian government named Upper Subansiri one of the country's 250
most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is the only district in Arunachal Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). [5 ] [5 ]
Divisions [ edit ]
There are five
Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituencies in this district: Nacho, Taliha, Daporijo, Raga, and Dumporijo. All of these are part of Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency. [6 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the
2011 census Upper Subansiri district has a population of 83,205, roughly equal to the nation of [1 ] Andorra. This gives it a ranking of 621st in India (out of a total of [7 ] 640). The district has a population density of 12 inhabitants per square kilometre (31 /sq mi) . [1 ] Its [1 ] population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 50.34%. Upper Subansiri has a [1 ] sex ratio of 982 females for every 1000 males, and a [1 ] literacy rate of 63.96%. [1 ]
Members of the
Tagin, Hill Miri and Galo are found in the district.
Languages [ edit ]
Languages spoken include Tagin, the dominant language, Hills Miri (now Nyishi) and
Galo, also in the Sino-Tibetan language family and spoken in the western part of the district. [8 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in.
^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids . Retrieved 2011-10-11.
^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Arunachal Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. p. 1113. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.
^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 18 February 1998 . Retrieved 2011-10-11. "East Falkland 7,040km2"
^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development . Retrieved 27 September 2011.
^ "Assembly Constituencies allocation w.r.t District and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh website . Retrieved 21 March 2011.
^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population" . Retrieved 2011-10-01. "198 Andorra 84,825 July 2011 est."
^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Galo: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International . Retrieved 2011-09-28.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 28°18′N 94°00′E / 28.300°N 94.000°E