Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh

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Namsai
City
Namsai is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Namsai
Namsai
Namsai is located in India
Namsai
Namsai
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°40′08″N 95°52′17″E / 27.66894°N 95.87135°E / 27.66894; 95.87135Coordinates: 27°40′08″N 95°52′17″E / 27.66894°N 95.87135°E / 27.66894; 95.87135
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District Namsai
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,582
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 792103
Telephone code 03806
Vehicle registration AR-20

Namsai is the headquarters of Namsai district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is one of the 60 constituencies of Arunachal. Name of current MLA (August-2016) of Namsai constituency is Zingnu Namchoom.[1]

Overview[edit]

Lying near the Dihing river, the township received a major boost when the much awaited bridge over the river was inaugurated in March 2002. The bridge is 660.37m long and recently it came to the 2nd position in Arunachal Pradesh after the inauguration of Parasuram Bridge, which is 85 km ahead of Namsai.

Some 30 km to the east lies the Diyun Town. The road to Diyun takes a turn from the NH52. This road was developed by Oil India Limited which is still functioning although its worsening with each year. Just 75 km from Tinsukia Town, the major railway station, Namsai is fast developing as a township.

The people here practice Buddhist religion. They have been following this religion since time immemorial. The people value culture and tradition, resembling the cultures of Thailand.

Tourism[edit]

Golden Pagoda[edit]

The Golden Pagoda Monastery at Tengapani at Namsai district is a major tourist destination.[2] Known as 'Kongmu Kham' in the local Tai-Khamti language, Golden Pagoda is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in North East India.

Media[edit]

Namsai has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Namsai. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namsai MLA". Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Hundred novice monks ordained at the Golden Pagoda, The Arunachal Times