List of districts of Arunachal Pradesh

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Arunachal Pradesh state of India consists of 23 districts, with more districts proposed and in development.

History[edit]

When control of the North-East Frontier Agency was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs in September 1965 its five divisions, Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Tirap each became districts.

Over the next few years many new districts were created out of the original five:

  • On 4 December 2017, a new district called Kamle district was created from Lower Subansiri District and Upper Subansiri District, with its headquarters to be located in Raga.[19] It comprises the administrative circles of Raga (which will be the district HQ), Kumporijo and Dollungmukh circles from Lower Subansiri District.[20] The administrative circles taken from Upper Subansiri District will be Gepen Circle, Puchigeko Circle, Daporijo Sadar which falls under 25 Raga Constituency including Ligu and Liruk demarcation from Sigen Subansiri confluence in Single Administrative Unit.[citation needed]

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 and a superintendent of police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service.

Districts[edit]

As of October 2017, when Kamle district came into being, Arunachal Pradesh comprises 22 districts. Although Itanagar capital complex does not have district status it is counted by some as one (making the district count 23 now).[21] Most of the districts are inhabited by various tribal groups. These are:[22]

Code District Headquarters Population (2011)[23] Area (km²) Density (/km²) Map Year
created
TA Tawang Tawang Town 49,950 2,085 19
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Tawang.svg
1984
WK West Kameng Bomdila 87,013 7,422 10
Arunachal Pradesh district location map West Kameng.svg
1980
EK East Kameng Seppa 78,413 4,134 14
Arunachal Pradesh district location map East Kameng.svg
1980
PA Papum Pare Yupia 176,385 2,875 42
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Papum Pare.svg
1992
Kurung Kumey Koloriang 89,717 8,818 10
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Kurung Kumey.svg
2001
Kra Daadi Jamin 2015
LB Lower Subansiri Ziro 82,839 3,460 24
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Lower Subansiri.svg
1980
UB Upper Subansiri Daporijo 83,205 7,032 8
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Upper Subansiri.svg
1980
WS West Siang Along 112,272 8,325 12
Arunachal Pradesh district location map West Siang.svg
1980
ES East Siang Pasighat 99,019 4,005 22
Arunachal Pradesh district location map East Siang.svg
1980
Siang Pangin 2015
US Upper Siang Yingkiong 33,146 6,188 5
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Upper Siang.svg
1994
Lower Siang Likabali 2017
UD Lower Dibang Valley Roing 53,986 3,900 14
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Lower Dibang Valley.svg
2001
Upper Dibang Valley Anini 7,948 9,129 1
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Upper Dibang Valley.svg
2001
AJ Anjaw Hawai 21,089 6,190 3
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Anjaw.svg
2004
EL Lohit Tezu 145,538 2,402 13
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Lohit.svg
1980
Namsai Namsai 2014
CH Changlang Changlang 147,951 4,662 27
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Changlang.svg
1987
TI Tirap Khonsa 111,997 2,362 42
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Tirap.svg
1965
LD Longding Longding [24] [24] [24] [24] 2012
Kamle Raga 22,256[19] 2017

Proposals for new districts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook, Lower Subansiri" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook, Lower Dibang Valley" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. xix. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook, East Siang" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook, East Kameng" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook, West Kameng" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook, Tawang District" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook, Changlang" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook, Papum Pare" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook, Upper Siang" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  10. ^ "District Census Handbook, Kurung Kumey" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  11. ^ "District Census Handbook, Anjaw" (PDF). Government of India. 16 June 2014. p. 8. 
  12. ^ Gwillim, Law (2016). "India Districts". www.statoids.com. 
  13. ^ "Namsai became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh in November 2014". India Today. December 18, 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh carves out new district". The Times of India. 9 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Siang becomes 21st district of Arunachal". The Arunachal Times. 28 November 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Arunachal to get four new districts". timesofindia. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  17. ^ Lepcha, Damien (23 September 2017). "Lower Siang starts functioning". The Telegraph India. 
  18. ^ "Khandu Cabinet approves Operation of Lower Siang District with HQ Likabali". Arunachal24.in. 22 September 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Protect tribals if Chakma & Hajong are considered for citizenship, says legislative assembly". arunachaltimes.in. 19 October 2017. 
  20. ^ "Arunachal Assembly approves Kamle as 23rd district of state". Arunachal24.in. 18 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "Arunachal Assembly approves Kamle as 23rd district of state". Arunachal24.in. 18 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "State Profile of Arunachal Pradesh" (PDF). Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. 2014. pp. 12–15. 
  23. ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 
  24. ^ a b c d Longding is included as part of Tirap
  25. ^ Zauing, Pisi (11 February 2017). "Consensus reached on creation of new district". The Arunachal Times. 
  26. ^ "Civil society opposes creation of proposed Namdapha/Rima dist". The Arunachal Times. 18 February 2017. 
  27. ^ "Kamle dist this year, Go-ahead for Pakke-Kesang dist- Khandu". Arunachal24.in. 25 May 2017. 
  28. ^ "Normal Pages" (PDF). The Hills Times. 21 October 2017.