East Siang district
East Siang district
Location of East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Ninong Ering|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||Tatung Jamoh, Kaling Moyong, Tapang Taloh|
|• Total||4,005 km2 (1,546 sq mi)|
|• Total||99,214 (2,011)|
|• Sex ratio||962|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
East Siang (Pron:/ˈsjæŋ or ˈsɪæŋ/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
In 1989 territory was transferred from West Siang district to East Siang. A decade later, in 1999, the district was bifurcated to make Upper Siang district.East Siang district has a long ancient history related with the Chutiya Kingdom. It was probably under Chutiya chieftain rule from a long time, and came under Birpal's rule in the 12th century.
There are 5 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituencies located in this district: Panging, Nari-Koyu, Pasighat West, Pasighat East, and Mebo. All of these are part of Arunachal East Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the 2011 census East Siang district has a population of 99,214, roughly equal to the nation of Kiribati. This gives it a ranking of 615th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 27 inhabitants per square kilometre (70/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 13.3%. East Siang has a sex ratio of 962 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.54%.
Predominant Language spoken in pasighat is Adi language of the Sino-Tibetan tongue with approximately 140 000 speakers, written in Latin scripts; and Galo, an endangered language with 30 000 speakers, also in the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Flora and fauna
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