Arunachal Pradesh

• Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the North Eastern part of India.

• It shares a long international border with Bhutan to the west (160 km), China to the north and north-east (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the east (440 km). In the south it shares border with Assam and Nagaland.

• Arunachal is also known as the Orchid State of India.

• Arunachal Pradesh attained its statehood on 20th February 1987.

• Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state area-wise in the north-east region.

• Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

• According to 2011 census in has a population of 13.84 Lakhs with literacy rate of 65.38%.

• It is one of the lowest density state in India with only 17 per square km.

• The State has a total area of 83,743 square Km.

• It has total 17 districts.

• There are 60 members in the State Legislative Assembly and 2 seats for MP elections.

• Economy of the state mainly depends on Agriculture.

• Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India.

• Itanagar, Tawang Monastery, Namdapha Wild life Sanctury, Tippi Orchid Centre, Akashiganga major tourist attraction places.

• There are 4 National parks and 7 wildlife sanctuaries in the state, which are the prime attractions for the tourists.

• Adi, Apatani and Nyishi are the major tribes living in the state. The State has 26 tribes and 110 sub tribes.

• Siang, Kameng, Subansiri, Dibang, Lohit are the major rivers in Arunachal Pradesh.


State Symbols of Arunachal Pradesh
Category English Term
Mammal Gayal
Bird Hornbill
Flower Foxtail orchid
Tree Hollong
Fish Golden Mahseer