North-East India States


List of North-East India States



The states located on the north east part of India are regarded as the North-East India States. These north-east Indian states include Sikkim and the Seven Sister States of India, which are, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh,Manipur , Meghalaya , Mizoram , Tripura and Nagaland .

Which countries border the north eastern India?



Location of the north eastern India makes it share its border with numerous countries like Bhutan, China and Nepal in the north, Bangladesh in the west and Burma in the east and south.

What are North-East India States famous for?

The eight states located at the north eastern part of India forms a distinguishable group for its rich ethnic culture and prevalence of Tibeto-Burman language. Those states have got a high influence of south-east Asian culture.

Location of Sikkim



Geographically located at 27.33° N and 88.62° E, this landlocked state of India lies in the Himalayan range. Sikkim shares its border with Tibet towards north and east, Nepal towards west, Bhutan towards south-east and West Bengal towards south.

Important facts about Sikkim

Some of the necessary details about Sikkim include:
  • Capital and largest city: Gangtok
  • Number of districts: 4
  • Date of establishment: 16th May, 1975
  • Area: 7, 096 sq. km.
  • Population: 6, 07, 688 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 85.6/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 76.6 %
  • Time Zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official Languages: Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limbu, Mangar, Nepali, Newari, Rai, Sherpa, Sunwar and Tamang.

Location of Assam



With its geographical location at 26.14° N and 91.77° E, the north eastern state of Assam lies in the river valleys of Barak and Brahmaputra. Assam is bordered by West Bengal and the other states of the Seven Sisters along with countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Important facts about Assam

Let us have a quick look at some of the important facts about Assam:
  • Capital: Dispur
  • Largest city: Guwahati
  • Number of districts: 27
  • Date of establishment: 15th August, 1947
  • Area: 78, 550 sq. km.
  • Population: 31, 169, 272 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 396.8/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 76.3 %
  • Time zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: Assamese; Bengali and Bodo

Location of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is geographically located at 27.06° N and 93.37° E. This farthest north eastern state of India shares its national border with Nagaland and Assam towards south and international border with China towards north, Bhutan towards west and Burma towards east.

Important facts about Arunachal Pradesh

Knowledge of some important details about Arunachal Pradesh can be gained from the below-mentioned facts:
  • Capital and largest city: Itanagar
  • Number of districts: 16
  • Date of establishment: 20th February, 1987
  • Area: 83, 743 sq. km.
  • Population: 1, 382, 611 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 16.5/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 66.95 %
  • Time zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: English

Location of Manipur



Geographically situated at 24.817° N and 93.95° E, Manipur has got the state of Nagaland to its north, Assam to its west and Mizoram to its south. The state has even got international borders by Burma to its east.

Important facts about Manipur

Some of the important facts about Manipur include:
  • Capital and largest city: Imphal
  • Number of districts: 9
  • Date of establishment: 21st January, 1972
  • Area: 22, 347 sq. km.
  • Population: 2, 721, 756 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 121.8/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 79.85 %
  • Time zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: Meiteilon

location of Meghalaya



With its geographical location at 25.57° N and 91.88° E, Meghalaya is surrounded by the state of Assam in north and the country of Bangladesh in south.

Important facts about Meghalaya

Some of the important facts, which one needs to know before visiting Meghalaya, are as follows:
  • Capital and largest city: Shillong
  • Number of districts: 7
  • Date of establishment: 21st January, 1972
  • Area: 22, 720 sq. km.
  • Population: 2, 964, 007 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 130.5/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 72.1 %
  • Time zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: English, Garo, Hindi, Khasi and Pnar

Location of Mizoram



Mizoram is geographically situated at 23.36° N and 92.0° E. This north eastern state shares its national border with Assam, Manipur and Tripura and international border with Burma and Bangladesh.

Important facts about Mizoram
  • Capital and largest city: Aizawl
  • Number of districts: 8
  • Date of establishment: 20th February, 1987
  • Area: 21, 081 sq. km.
  • Population: 1, 091, 014 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 51.8/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 89.9 %
  • Time Zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: English and Mizo

Location of Nagaland



Nagaland, with its geographical position at 25.67° N and 94.12° E, the state is encircled by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Manipur in the south and Burma in the east.

Important facts about Nagaland

Important information about Nagaland can be gathered from the points mentioned below:
  • Capital: Kohima
  • Largest city: Dimapur
  • Number of districts: 11
  • Date of establishment: 1st December, 1963
  • Area: 16, 579 sq. km.
  • Population: 1, 980, 602 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 119/ sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 63.7 %
  • Time Zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: English

Location of Tripura



Tripura is geographically located at 23.84° N and 91.28° E. This third smallest Indian state is bordered by Mizoram and Assam towards east. Its position makes it share most of its boundary with Bangladesh on all the three other sides.

Important facts about Tripura

Some of the factual details about Tripura are as follows:
  • Capital and largest city: Agartala
  • Number of districts: 4
  • Date of establishment: 21st January, 1972
  • Area: 10, 491.69 sq. km.
  • Population: 3, 671, 032 (As per Census 2011)
  • Density of population: 349.9 / sq. km.
  • Literacy rate: 87.75 %
  • Time Zone (IST): UTC + 05:30
  • Official languages: Bengali and Kokborok

Last Updated on 09/19/2011