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|• Body||Congress, as per 2008 elections|
|Elevation||185 m (607 ft)|
|• Density||17/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes. The Mishmi tribes have traditions and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata. According to sacred Hindu traditions, Lord Krishna's first queen Rukmini was a Mishmi Damsel. The major Mishmi God is Ringyajabmalu and the major Mishmi festival is known as Tamladu puja. It is celebrated each year on 15 February. People from all communities and all walks of life are invited to join in the celebrations. The Holy Parshuram Kund is also nearby and thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over India, and also from neighbouring countries, come to take a holy dip and wash away the sins of millions of births. This is accompanied with a fair at Tezu and takes place every year during the month of January. The major agricultural products are mustard, ginger and oranges.
Tezu is located at  It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet). The existing Airport in Tezu is under development and upgradation by Airports authority of India for flight movement.
The nearest airports are at Mohanbari (154 km) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport). Helicopter services are available from Dibrugarh to Tezu on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tezu Airport is primarily used by visiting V.I.P.s and officials. Tezu is linked with the adjacent state Assam by road. Nearest bus station is at Tinsukia located at Tinsukia Township. From this point Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) buses ply connecting Tinsukia and Tezu. Tezu is not connected with railway as of now. The nearest railway station is at Murkongselek which is linked to Delhi and Kolkata. A proposal to connect Tezu through broadgauge lline from Murkongselek via Pasighat and extending upto Parshuram Kund was made. A preliminary engineering-traffic survey for this track has been completed.
As of 2001[update] India census, Tezu had a population of 15,014. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Tezu has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 61%. In Tezu, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Tezu also has a sizable population of Tibetan community of about 1500 mostly residing in a settlement called by local name as Lama Camp, Tibetans settled here since the 1960s after fleeing Chinese persecution in their homeland Tibet, till date they have maintained their own custom and tradition, they have built monasteries, health center, nursing home, schools etc.with fund coming from Govt and other funds.Lama Camp is located in Tindolong about 6 km (4 mi) from Tezu Bazaar and has 5 camps each camp represent different regions of Tibet mainly Kham, kongpo, Tsari and Pemako.
Media and communications
State-owned All India Radio has a local station in Tezu which transmits various programs of mass interest.
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