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|Elevation||1,000 m (3,000 ft)|
|• Total||24,300 population_as_of = 2,011|
Koloriang is a hilly district headquarters town of Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh, India, bordering Tibet. It has an altitude of 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and is surrounded by high mountains all around and is located in the right bank of river Kurung, one of the major tributaries of Subansiri river. The climate is rainy and hot during summer and very cold in winter. Located at an altitude of 1,040 metres above sea level, this town is also an old administrative centre. At present, the destination sprawls over a land area of 5,39,672.50 square metres. It is about 257 km from state capital, Itanagar.
This town has derived its name from two words, Kolo meaning the name of the person who is believed to be the owner of the area and Riang meaning land. It serves as the capital of the district of Kurung Kumey.
Known for its natural environment, the town is visited by those interested in nature walks and trekking. On the way to Koloriang from Ziro, there are a number of picnic spots. Tourists visiting the town also head towards nearby villages such as Sangram, Palin, Deed and Talo. As common population calls koloriang Mini India it is proven when the Town is seen from the Above (Air).
The nearest airport serving the area is Naharlagun Airport, which is located in Naharlagun. People travelling from international destinations board flights to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, which has connecting flights to Lilabari Airport in Assam, located close to Koloriang. Apst( Arunachal pradesh state transport) service is available from Itanagar via Naharlagun in alternative days.
The temperature during spring and winter ranges between 20 and 30°C. The Bengia, Chera, Nangram, Chello, Riya, Yumlam, Gida, Gichik, Kiogi, Bamang, Kipa, Tadar, Gyamar, Tame, Phassang, Tai, Lokam, Sangha, Tamchi, Pisa, clans of Nyishi community inhabits the area. Longte is the annual festival of the area where people enjoy with festivity and pray different gods and goddesses for protection and well being of humanity, livestock and general prosperity. It is celebrated in the month of April every year.
Nyokum is also celebrated with greater festive and joy, Mithuns are sacrificed for good life and generous to their lord, where Nyubu, local priest chants the local prayer where he trades the offerings with positive success and enlightenment in life and for bumper production of agricultural goods.
- Arunachal Pradesh District Gazetteers: Tirap District, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, 1981
- Toni Huber, Stuart Blackburn (2012). Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalayas. Brill Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 9004226915. Retrieved 30 July 2015.