Arunachal Pradesh Map

Map of Arunachal Pradesh

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Arunachal Pradesh lies at the tip of the northeastern part of India. The state shares its borders with Assam and Nagaland to the south. The state also shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and a disputed border with China in the north at the McMahon Line. It is the largest state regarding area wise in the north-east region.

As of July 2020, it comprises 25 districts. The state is called "Land of the Rising Sun" The literary meaning of the "Land of the Rising Sun" is "the land of the dawn-lit mountains." It receives the first rays of the sun in the country. The state has its capital in Itanagar, which is also its largest city.

The state is famous for its natural beauty and a stable agricultural economy. Major crops of Arunachal Pradesh: pulses, sugarcane, rice, wheat, maize being its main crops. It has a considerable amount of forest cover, which ensures that the forest products also contribute to its economy.

The tourism sector of the state has not been fully utilized. The state government is in the process of reviving tourism in Arunachal Pradesh, which was affected due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and nationwide lockdown.

Geography of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh covers an area of 83,743 km2 (32,333 sq mi). It ranks 14th in terms of the total area in the country. The state extends from the snow-covered Himalayas to the Brahmaputra plains. It falls between 26° 30' and 29° 30' North latitude and 91° 30' and 97° 30' East longitude.

Arunachal Pradesh Climate

The presence of Himalayas has affected the climate of Arunachal Pradesh to a large extent. The climate, of Arunachal Pradesh, depends on its elevation. The upper regions of the state experience alpine or tundra climate, while the middle Himalayan portions have a temperate climate. Humid conditions prevail in the lower regions of the state.


Arunachal Pradesh is primarily an agricultural state. The main crops here are rice, pulses, sugarcane, wheat, millets, oilseeds, and ginger. The farmers employ various devices to increase their agricultural yield- Jhum farming and terrace farming are two of these methods. In Jhum cultivation, the farmers prepare the land by setting on fire or cutting down the unwanted cultivation. Terrace farming involves the shaping of hilly agricultural lands into multiple terraces in a bid to check soil erosion.

The forest cover of Arunachal Pradesh is fairly well exploited. The state boasts of several rice mills, fruit preservation departments, horticulture units. In 2018-19 the state's horticulture jumped to 213.87 thousand metric tonnes (MT).

The state is replete with several key industries including art and crafts, handlooms, cane and bamboo, power, and mineral-based industry.

Arunachal Pradesh Demography

As per the 2011 census of the country the population of Arunachal Pradesh is 13,82,611, of which 21,201,678 (50.54%) are male and 20,745,680 (49.46%) are female. The sex ratio of the state is 978 females per 1000 males (2011 census). The literacy rate in the state is 65.38 % in the 2011 census.

Arunachal Pradesh Rivers

Arunachal Pradesh is primarily an agricultural state. The main crops here are rice, pulses, sugarcane, wheat, millets, oilseeds and gThe major rivers flowing through the state are Brahmaputra, Subansiri, Lohit, Kameng, and Tirap. These rivers are snow-fed, originating from the Himalayas and splitting the state into five river valleys: the Kameng, the Subansiri, the Siang, the Lohit, and the Tirap

Tourism Sector of Arunachal Pradesh and Important Tourist Destinations

The snow-capped mountains and the beautiful valleys of the state add to the scenic beauty of Arunachal Pradesh. These features can serve as major tourist draws if tourism is explored. However, there are some places in the state which entice tourists:

Tawang: It is located at a height of 2,669 m (8,757 ft) feet above sea level. The hill station with some high altitude but inaccessible lakes is a major draw for adventure lovers.

Itanagar: the largest city of Arunachal Pradesh, has places like Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Ganga Lake (Gyakar Siny), and the Ita Fort, which are worth visiting. Apart from these, there are several wildlife sanctuaries and four National parks in the state.

Wild Life Sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh
Dr. D. Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary
Itanagar Wild life Sanctuary
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary

National Parks of Arunachal Pradesh
Mouling National Park in Jengging
Namdhapa National Park in Miao

Arunachal Pradesh State Information

Date of formationFebruary 20,1987
GovernorKaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik
Chief MinisterPema Khandu
Tourist attractionsTwang Hompa, Dirang, Bomdila
FestivalsLosar, Si-Donyi, Reh, Mopin and Solung
Major dance and music formsLion and Peacock dance, Ponung, Roppi, Wancho dance
Arts and craftsMonpas are especially good wood carvers, women in AP are expert weavers.
LanguagesMonpa, Mild, Aka, Sherdukpen, Apatani, Adi, Hill Miri
Size83,743 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)1,382,611
RiversSiang, Lohit, Kameg, Dikrong, Tirap, Dibang, Subansiri, Noa-Dihing, Kamlang
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesNamdapha NP, Monling NP
State animalMithun
State birdGreat Indian hornbill
State flowerRhynchostylis retusa
State treeDipterocarpus retusus
Major cropsJhum
FactoidsThe mithun is considered a unit of wealth and is allowed to roam free till it is sacrificed and eaten on special occasions.
Monpas, who are Buddhists, live in the mountains of western Arunachal Pradesh
No. of District 25

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Last Updated on: May 18, 2023