Lower Subansiri district
Lower Subansiri district
Location of Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh
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The district was formed when Subansiri district was bifurcated into Upper and Lower Subansiri districts in 1987. Lower Subansiri 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. In 1999 Papum Pare district was split to form new district, and this was repeated on 1 April 2001, with the creation of Kurung Kumey district.
The district headquarters are located at Ziro. The district occupies an area of 3,460 km²
It is bounded on the north by the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal, on the south by Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, on the east by West Siang and some part of Upper Subansiri, and on the west by East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
According to the 2011 census Lower Subansiri district has a population of 82,839, roughly equal to the nation of Andorra. This gives it a ranking of 623rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 24 inhabitants per square kilometre (62/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 48.65%. Lower Subansiri has a sex ratio of 975 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.33%.
Major local festivals of the district are Nyokum, Boori-Boot and Dree Festival.
Flora and fauna
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