Upper Subansiri district
|Upper Subansiri district|
|District of Arunachal Pradesh|
Location of Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh
|• Total||7,032 km2 (2,715 sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||982|
Upper Subansiri (Pron:/su:bənˈsɪɹi/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
The district headquarters are located at Daporijo. Upper Subansiri district occupies an area of 7,032 square kilometres (2,715 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to the United Kingdom's East Falkland. 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, (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.
In 2006 the Indian government named Upper Subansiri one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is the only district in Arunachal Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
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.
According to the 2011 census Upper Subansiri district has a population of 83,205, roughly equal to the nation of Andorra. This gives it a ranking of 621st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 12 inhabitants per square kilometre (31/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 50.34%. Upper Subansiri has a sex ratio of 982 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 63.96%.
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East Falkland 7,040km2
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