Itanagar

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Itanagar
Itanagar is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar
Itanagar
Location of Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar is located in India
Itanagar
Itanagar
Itanagar (India)
Coordinates: 27°06′00″N 93°37′12″E / 27.10000°N 93.62000°E / 27.10000; 93.62000Coordinates: 27°06′00″N 93°37′12″E / 27.10000°N 93.62000°E / 27.10000; 93.62000
Country India
StateArunachal Pradesh
DistrictPapum Pare
Government
 • BodyItanagar Municipal Council
Elevation
620-2,500 m (2,035-8,200 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total59,490
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAR-01, AR-02, ARX
ClimateCwa

Itanagar (/ˌˈtɑːnəɡər/;About this soundpronunciation ) is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The seat of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the seat of government of Arunachal Pradesh and the seat of Gauhati High Court permanent bench at Naharlagun are all in Itanagar.

Geography[edit]

Itanagar is located at 27°06′N 93°37′E / 27.1°N 93.62°E / 27.1; 93.62. It has an average elevation of 750 metres.

Climate[edit]

Itanagar features a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa), with dry, mild winters and warm, wet summers.

Climate data for Itanagar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
33.1
(91.6)
35.6
(96.1)
35.2
(95.4)
36
(97)
39.5
(103.1)
37.6
(99.7)
37.4
(99.3)
37.4
(99.3)
35.7
(96.3)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) 24.0
(75.2)
25.9
(78.6)
29.4
(84.9)
28.5
(83.3)
30
(86)
30.6
(87.1)
33.8
(92.8)
31.5
(88.7)
32.7
(90.9)
32.6
(90.7)
29.1
(84.4)
25.1
(77.2)
29.2
(84.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
19.4
(66.9)
22.6
(72.7)
24.2
(75.6)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81)
29.7
(85.5)
27.9
(82.2)
28.5
(83.3)
27.3
(81.1)
22.3
(72.1)
19.0
(66.2)
23.9
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 10.3
(50.5)
12.9
(55.2)
15.9
(60.6)
19.9
(67.8)
22.3
(72.1)
23.8
(74.8)
25.5
(77.9)
24.4
(75.9)
24.4
(75.9)
19.3
(66.7)
15.4
(59.7)
12.9
(55.2)
18.6
(65.5)
Record low °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
7.2
(45)
9.0
(48.2)
15.8
(60.4)
15.9
(60.6)
21.2
(70.2)
22.4
(72.3)
21.8
(71.2)
21.3
(70.3)
16
(61)
9.5
(49.1)
5.2
(41.4)
5.2
(41.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.45
(0.6083)
24.89
(0.9799)
144.76
(5.6992)
248.29
(9.7752)
441.13
(17.3673)
657.7
(25.894)
662.73
(26.0917)
604.79
(23.8106)
433.72
(17.0756)
116.73
(4.5957)
31.02
(1.2213)
10.6
(0.417)
3,302.09
(130.0035)
Average rainy days 7.5 9.5 7.8 20.5 22 28 17 25 18 11 6 2 170.6
Average relative humidity (%) 77.26 79.11 65.34 85.67 80.24 87.83 89.35 92.29 93.03 80.39 78.40 75.00 81.99
Source: World Weather Online
Climate data for Itanagar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(52)
11
(52)
21
(70)
24
(75)
26
(79)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
26
(79)
24
(75)
19
(66)
16
(61)
22
(72)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
4
(39)
8
(46)
10
(50)
11
(52)
15
(59)
13
(55)
14
(57)
13
(55)
12
(54)
7
(45)
3
(37)
9
(49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.18)
54
(2.13)
57
(2.24)
96
(3.78)
210
(8.27)
405
(15.94)
510
(20.08)
360
(14.17)
411
(16.18)
114
(4.49)
15
(0.59)
27
(1.06)
2,289
(90.11)
Source: Yahoo Weather India

Culture[edit]

People

Itanagar is inhabited by a number of tribes viz., Nyishi, Adi, Apatani, Tagin, Galo, Monpa, idu Mishmi, singpho, aka, miji and lot more. Nyishis are the aboriginies of the city.

Religious Places

Gompa mandir: Consecrated by the Dalai Lama, the Buddhist temple, a beautiful yellow roofed shrine reflects the extensive Tibetan influence and provides good views of Itanagar and the surrounding countryside.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Ita Fort, one of the most important historical sites in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The name literally means "Fort of bricks"( brick being called "Ita" in the Assamese language). The Ita Fort was built as early as the 14th or the 15th century.The fort has an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th Century. The total brickwork is of 16,200 cubic metre lengths which have been identified by some scholars with the Chutiya kingdom. The fort has three different entrances at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar is also known for showcasing rich tribal culture of the state.
  • Gekar sinyi (Ganga lake) is a beautiful natural lake which literally means Confined lake in the Nyishi dialect. It is surrounded by a landmass of hard rock. Primeval vegetation, orchids masses on tall trees and tree ferns contribute to its popularity as a hot picnic spot and recreation hub. Boating facilities and a swimming pool are available at the site.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Itanagar had a population of 59,490. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Itanagar has an average literacy rate of 66.95%, Lower than the national average of 74.4%: male literacy is 73.69%, and female literacy is 59.57%. In Itanagar, 15% of the population are under 6 years of age. Takam Sanjoy, a former MP from Arunachal Pradesh, in his speech at Jantar Mantar, Delhi while addressing people demanding justice for Nido Tania, mentioned that the Itanagar consists of about 70% of population from other parts of India.

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Regular Helicopter service is available from Guwahati to Naharlagun (Itanagar). A greenfield Airport, few miles from city is under construction in Hollongi.

Road[edit]

National Highway 415 connects Itanagar to Assam and rest of the world. Regular bus and Innova services are available from Guwahati and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

Railway[edit]

The train station is at Naharlagun.

Media and communications[edit]

Radio[edit]

All India Radio and radio ooh lala.

Newspapers[edit]

  • The Arunachal Times
  • Echo of Arunachal
  • Dawnlit post

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns(Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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