Siang district

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Siang district
Siang district
Location in Arunachal Pradesh
Country India
StateArunachal Pradesh
 • Total2,919 km2 (1,127 sq mi)
 • Total31,920
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Siang District is the 21st district of Arunachal Pradesh State, India. This district was created in 2015 by carving it out of the West Siang and East Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The regions included in the district were the legislative assembly constituencies, 32-Rumgong and 35-Pangin.[1]

The district is predominantly inhabited by the Adi people of Arunachal Pradesh.


The Siang district is named after the River Siang (Yarlung Tsangpo, often identified with Brahmaputra) which flows through this district. Four other districts in Arunachal Pradesh are also named after the river: West Siang, East Siang, Upper Siang and Lower Siang.

The word siang is surmised to have originated from the Angsi glacier on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet, where the Yarlung Tsangpo originates.[citation needed]


Geographically, Siang District is located almost in the centre of the Siang belt of Arunachal Pradesh.

Boleng is about 100 km from Pasighat, 45 km from Along and 22 km from Pangin.[clarification needed]


The creation of Siang district was approved by the Arunachal Pradesh government of Nabam Tuki on 21 March 2013.[2] Eighteen months later the Pangin town was announced as the temporary headquarters of the district, amid claims that Boleng town had been promised the role.[3]

Siang district was declared to be the 21st district of Arunachal Pradesh by Nabam Tuki on 27 November 2015. The new district was said to have been created to make the administration closer to the public. Funding was promised at that time for the construction of a district secretariat at Peram in Pangin, other offices in Pangin, also a small stadium, for school, hospital, housing, bridge, and road construction and other developments.[1]


At the time of the 2011 census, the population was 31,920. Scheduled Tribes make up 28,922 (90.61%) of the population.[4][5]

Religions in Siang district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

At the time of the 2011 census, 90.65% of the population spoke Adi, 2.69% Nepali and 2.05% Hindi as their first language.[7]


The main administrative centres which falls under the district are Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADCs) Rumgong, Kaying. Presently, it has 9 Zilla Parishad members i.e.: Jomlo Mobuk, Rumgong, Kaying, Payum, Boleng, Riga, Rebo-Perging, Pangin, and Kebang.[3][failed verification]


The district has 4 Sub-Divisions:[citation needed]

Assembly constituencies[edit]

There are 2 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituencies located in this district:[citation needed]

  • Rumgong (32) - Arunachal West Lok Sabha Constituency
  • Pangin (35) - Arunachal East Lok Sabha Constituency


  1. ^ a b "Siang becomes 21st district of Arunachal". The Arunachal Times. 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Arunachal clears bill for four new districts". The Times of India. 22 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Amar, Sangno (1 December 2014). "Tension over district headquarters simmers at Pangin-Boleng". The Arunachal Times.
  4. ^ "West Siang" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. District Census Handbooks - Arunachal Pradesh. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  5. ^ "East Siang" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. District Census Handbooks - Arunachal Pradesh. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  6. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion – Arunachal Pradesh". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

External links[edit]

4 .Boleng HQ of Siang DistrictCoordinates: 28°12′20″N 94°59′30″E / 28.2056°N 94.9917°E / 28.2056; 94.9917