Upper Subansiri district

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Upper Subansiri district
District of Arunachal Pradesh
Location of Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh
Location of Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh
Country India
State Arunachal Pradesh
Headquarters Daporijo
Area
 • Total 7,032 km2 (2,715 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 83,205[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy 64.0%[1]
 • Sex ratio 982[1]
Website Official website

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),[3] comparatively equivalent to the United Kingdom's East Falkland.[4] The important towns are Daporijo, Dumporijo, Taliha, Nacho, Siyum, and Maro.

Transport[edit]

The 2,000-kilometre-long (1,200 mi) proposed Mago-Thingbu to Vijaynagar Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway along the McMahon Line,[5][6][7][8] (will intersect with the proposed East-West Industrial Corridor Highway) and will pass through this district, alignment map of which can be seen here and here.[9]


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).[10] It is the only district in Arunachal Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[10]

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.[11]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Upper Subansiri district has a population of 83,205,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Andorra.[12] This gives it a ranking of 621st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 12 inhabitants per square kilometre (31/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 50.34%.[1] Upper Subansiri has a sex ratio of 982 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a 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.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 
  2. ^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 18 February 1998. Retrieved 2011-10-11. East Falkland 7,040km2 
  5. ^ "Top officials to meet to expedite road building along China border". Dipak Kumar Dash. timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Narendra Modi government to provide funds for restoration of damaged highways". http://www.dnaindia.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Indian Government Plans Highway Along Disputed China Border". Ankit Panda. thediplomat.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Govt planning road along McMohan line in Arunachal Pradesh: Kiren Rijiju". Live Mint. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  9. ^ "China warns India against paving road in Arunachal". Ajay Banerjee. tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Assembly Constituencies allocation w.r.t District and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh website. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  12. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. 198 Andorra 84,825 July 2011 est. 
  13. ^ 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 / 28.300; 94.000