Itanagar

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Itanagar
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, 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
State Arunachal Pradesh
DistrictPapum Pare
Government
 • BodyItanagar Municipal Council
Elevation
320 m (1,050 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 320 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)
36.0
(96.8)
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)
30.0
(86.0)
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
(81.0)
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
(75.0)
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
(45.0)
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)
16.0
(60.8)
9.5
(49.1)
5.2
(41.4)
5.2
(41.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.5
(0.61)
24.9
(0.98)
144.8
(5.70)
248.3
(9.78)
441.1
(17.37)
657.7
(25.89)
662.7
(26.09)
604.8
(23.81)
433.7
(17.07)
116.7
(4.59)
31.0
(1.22)
10.6
(0.42)
3,302.1
(130.00)
Average rainy days 7.5 9.5 7.8 20.5 22.0 28.0 17.0 25.0 18.0 11.0 6.0 2.0 170.6
Average relative humidity (%) 77.3 79.1 65.3 85.7 80.2 87.8 89.4 92.3 93.0 80.4 78.4 75.0 82.0
Source: World Weather Online

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 aborigines of the city.

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 2011 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.

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Regular helicopter service is available from Guwahati to Naharlagun (Itanagar). Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the greenfield Itanagar Airport at Hollongi on 9 February 2019.[2]

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]

Naharlagun is the nearest railway station, which is nearly 15 km. away from the city. Taxi and bus services are easily available from the railway station to Itanagar. Donyi Polo Express can be availed which runs on all days of a week from Guwahati and Shatabdi Express is available thrice a week from Guwahati.

Media and communications[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • All India Radio, RadioCity Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh's first community radio and Big Fm 92.7 India's largest national radio network .

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.
  2. ^ "PM Lays Foundation Of Airport, Inaugurates Another In Arunachal Pradesh". NDTV. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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