Lower Dibang Valley district
|Lower Dibang Valley district|
|District of Arunachal Pradesh|
Location of Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh
|• Sex ratio||919|
The Lower Dibang Valley district (Pron:/dɪˈbæŋ/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. It is the tenth least populous district in the country (out of 707).
The area of the present district was an integral part of the Chutiya Kingdom from the 12th to the 16th century. In June 1980, Dibang Valley district was created out of part of Lohit district. On 16 December 2001, Dibang Valley district was bifurcated into Dibang Valley district and Lower Dibang Valley district.
The 2,000-kilometre-long (1,200 mi) proposed Mago-Thingbu to Vijaynagar Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway along the McMahon Line, (will intersect with the proposed East-West Industrial Corridor Highway) and will pass through this district, alignment map of which can be seen here and here.
According to the 2011 census Lower Dibang Valley district has a population of 53,986, roughly equal to the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. This gives it a ranking of 630th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 14 inhabitants per square kilometre (36/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 7.01%. Lower Dibang Valley has a sex ratio of 919 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.38%.
Flora and fauna
The district is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, red goral, elephant, wild water buffalo and leaf muntjac occur while among birds there is the rare Sclater's monal, Blyth's tragopan, rufous-necked hornbill, Bengal florican, white-winged wood duck. A flying squirrel, new to science, i.e., Mishmi Hills giant flying squirrel (Petaurista mishmiensis) also occurs in this district.
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