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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. It stretches from snow-capped mountains in the north to the plains of Brahmaputra valley in the south. Arunachal is the largest state area-wise in the north-east region. Apart from the Himalaya Range, the majority of the land is covered by the Patkai hills and the Himalayan foothills.
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. Itanagar, Naharlagun, Tawang, Bomdila, Seppa, Ziro, Along, Pasighat, Yingkiong, Roing, Tezu are some of the important towns in Arunachal Pradesh.