Deomali

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This article is about the town. For the mountain, see Deomali (mountain).
Deomali
city
Deomali is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Deomali
Deomali
Deomali is located in India
Deomali
Deomali
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°09′31″N 95°28′41″E / 27.15857°N 95.47816°E / 27.15857; 95.47816Coordinates: 27°09′31″N 95°28′41″E / 27.15857°N 95.47816°E / 27.15857; 95.47816
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District Tirap
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,060
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-AR
Vehicle registration AR

Deomali is a census town in Tirap district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Deomali is located at 27.1585'N, 95.47816'E.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Deomali had a population of 6060. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Deomali has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69% and, female literacy is 55%. In Deomali, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. In 2001 Tirap Government College was shifted to Deomali from Khonsa. Presently, the college name is Wangcha Rajkumar Government College and it has 13 faculty members and 327 students.

Deomali is under 54th Namsang Assembly Constituency and it is one of the 60 Assembly Constituency of Arunachal Pradesh. The current MLA is Wangki Lowang (March, 2017)

Media[edit]

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

Tribe[edit]

Nocte is the principal tribe inhabiting in Deomali.

Festivals[edit]

Festivals like Durga Puja, Diwali, Christmas etc. are celebrated in Deomali but its main festival is Chalo Loku which belongs to the Nocte tribe and celebrated on 25th November every year.

Education[edit]

There are few Government and Private educational instituition in Deomali which are- Schools 1. Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar. 2. Government Higher Secondary School. 3. St. George School. 4. Sun Hum Primary School. 5. Ang Kids School. 6. Good Sepherd School.

Colleges 1. Wangcha Rajkumar Government College

Transport[edit]

Direct buses and cars are available from Itanagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia to Deomali, but people travelling from other places via Guwahati can also reach Deomali through connecting buses or wingers which ply on daily basis from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh. The town of Deomali is connected to the closest state of Assam through Naharkatia in Dibrugarh district and also through Margherita in Tinsukia district. Both the towns Naharkatia and Margherita in Assam are at a distance of 32 KM from Deomali, and these two towns cater Indian Railway services to the people of Deomali as well as to the people of Khonsa the district headquarters of Tirap. The nearest domestic airport is Mohanbari Airport at Dibrugarh which is 75 KM away and can be travelled via Naharkatia, Duliajan route. Private cars travel in this area all day but regular bus or any other service to Deomali from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh are not available after 12 noon, and hence travelling in morning hours is a wise option.

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.