Upper Siang district
|Upper Siang district|
|District of Arunachal Pradesh|
Location of Upper Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh
|• Total||6,188 km2 (2,389 sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||891|
At one-point of history this place was part of Independent Tibet and known as Pemako. Majority of the people are Adi of tribe while the Memba, Khamba Idu Mishmi tribe also exist there. There are 7 plants in the district.[clarification needed] The district was formed in 1999 when it was split from East Siang district.
The district is the location of the massive Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project.
National protected area
- Mouling National Park (Part)
The 2,000-kilometre-long (1,200 mi) proposed Mago-Thingbu to Vijaynagar Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway along the McMahon Line, (will intersect with the proposed East-West Industrial Corridor Highway) and will pass through this district, alignment map of which can be seen here and here.
According to the 2011 census Upper Siang district has a population of 35,320, roughly equal to the nation of Liechtenstein. This gives it a ranking of 637th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 5 inhabitants per square kilometre (13/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 5.77%. Upper Siang has a sex ratio of 891 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 59.94%.
Flora and fauna
In 1986 Upper Siang district became home to Mouling National Park, which has an area of 483 km2 (186.5 sq mi). A new mammal to science, Mebo giant flying squirrel (Petaurista siangensis) has been reported from this district
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New Siberia (Novaya Sibir) 6,201km2
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212 Liechtenstein 35,236 July 2011 est.
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|West Siang district||Upper Dibang Valley district|
|East Siang district||Lower Dibang Valley district|