Seppa

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Seppa
City
Seppa is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Seppa
Seppa
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Seppa is located in India
Seppa
Seppa
Seppa (India)
Coordinates: 27°21′00″N 93°2′44″E / 27.35000°N 93.04556°E / 27.35000; 93.04556Coordinates: 27°21′00″N 93°2′44″E / 27.35000°N 93.04556°E / 27.35000; 93.04556
Country India
StateArunachal Pradesh
DistrictEast Kameng
Elevation
363 m (1,191 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total18,184
Languages - English, Hindi, Nyishi, Adi, Galo, Apatani,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-AR
Vehicle registrationAR
Precipitation2,212 millimetres (87.1 in)
Avg. summer temperature25 °C (77 °F)
Avg. winter temperature9 °C (48 °F)
ClimateCwa

Seppa (formerly known as Sepla) is the headquarters of the East Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Sapla means 'marshy' land in the local dialect. It lies on the bank of Kameng River and there is a helipad there.[1] It is located 160 kilometres (99 mi) from Itanagar and 213 kilometres (132 mi) from Tezpur (Assam) connected by motorable road.[2] Map p 22 The village of Seppa has 2 out of the 60 Vidhan Sabha Constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh. They are Seppa East and Seppa West.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Seppa had a population of 14,965; males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%; 21% of the population was under 6 years of age; the average literacy rate was 53%—lower than the national average of 59.5%, with 64% male literacy and 41% female literacy.

Media[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ District Administration, Seppa, East Kameng at a Glance, Retrieved 10 May 2007 Seppa Helipad Archived 10 December 2003 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Nandy S.N. (1998) ENVIS Bulletin - Himalayan Ecology & Development, vol. 6 No. 1, .District Profile: East Kameng Archived 17 November 2003 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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