Upper Subansiri district

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Upper Subansiri district
District of Arunachal Pradesh
Location of Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh
Location of Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh
Country India
State Arunachal Pradesh
Headquarters Daporijo
 • Total 7,032 km2 (2,715 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 83,205[1]
 • Literacy 64.0%[1]
 • Sex ratio 982[1]
Website Official website

Upper Subansiri (Pron:/su:bənˈsɪɹi/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.


The district was formed when Subansiri district was bifurcated into Upper and Lower Subansiri districts in 1987.[2]


The district headquarters are located at Daporijo. Upper Subansiri district occupies an area of 7,032 square kilometres (2,715 sq mi),[3] comparatively equivalent to the United Kingdom's East Falkland.[4] The important towns are Daporijo, Dumporijo, Taliha, Nacho, Siyum, and Maro.


The 2,000-kilometre-long (1,200 mi) proposed Mago-Thingbu to Vijaynagar Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway along the McMahon Line,[5][6][7][8] (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.[9]


In 2006 the Indian government named Upper Subansiri one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[10] It is the only district in Arunachal Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[10]


There are five Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituencies in this district: Nacho, Taliha, Daporijo, Raga, and Dumporijo. All of these are part of Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency.[11]


According to the 2011 census Upper Subansiri district has a population of 83,205,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Andorra.[12] This gives it a ranking of 621st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 12 inhabitants per square kilometre (31/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 50.34%.[1] Upper Subansiri has a sex ratio of 982 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 63.96%.[1]

Members of the Tagin, Hill Miri and Galo are found in the district.


Languages spoken include Tagin, the dominant language, Hills Miri (now Nyishi) and Galo, also in the Sino-Tibetan language family and spoken in the western part of the district.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 
  2. ^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Arunachal Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. p. 1113. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  4. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 18 February 1998. Retrieved 2011-10-11. East Falkland 7,040km2 
  5. ^ "Top officials to meet to expedite road building along China border". Dipak Kumar Dash. timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Narendra Modi government to provide funds for restoration of damaged highways". http://www.dnaindia.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Indian Government Plans Highway Along Disputed China Border". Ankit Panda. thediplomat.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Govt planning road along McMohan line in Arunachal Pradesh: Kiren Rijiju". Live Mint. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  9. ^ "China warns India against paving road in Arunachal". Ajay Banerjee. tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  10. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Assembly Constituencies allocation w.r.t District and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh website. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  12. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. 198 Andorra 84,825 July 2011 est. 
  13. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Galo: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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Coordinates: 28°18′N 94°00′E / 28.300°N 94.000°E / 28.300; 94.000