Kurung Kumey is a district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, located in the northeastern part of India. It is one of the 25 districts of Arunachal Pradesh and is situated in the northernmost part of the state. The district is named after two of its major rivers, Kurung and Kumey.
The history of Kurung Kumey dates back to the prehistoric times. The district is home to several tribes, including Nyishi, Bokar, Galo, Tagin, Miji, and Puroik. The Nyishi tribe is the largest and dominates the district. The Nyishi tribe has a rich cultural heritage and has played a significant role in the history of the district.
In the early 19th century, Kurung Kumey was under the rule of the Ahom dynasty of Assam. Later, it became a part of the British India and was administered by the British Raj. After India gained independence in 1947, Kurung Kumey became a part of the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). It was only in 1987 that the district was created by carving out parts of the districts of Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri.
Kurung Kumey district is located in the northernmost part of Arunachal Pradesh. It shares its borders with the districts of Upper Subansiri to the west, Papum Pare to the south, and Lower Subansiri to the east. To the north, it shares its border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The district is situated at an altitude of 1,200 to 3,000 meters above sea level.
The district is home to several rivers, including the Kurung and Kumey rivers, which are the major sources of water for the district. The district is also home to several mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, which form the northern boundary of the district. The district experiences a sub-tropical to alpine climate, with heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.
Kurung Kumey district has a population of around 100,000 people, according to the 2011 census. The district has a predominantly rural population, with only a small percentage living in urban areas. The major tribes of the district are the Nyishi, Bokar, Galo, Tagin, Miji, and Puroik. The Nyishi tribe is the largest and dominates the district.
The district is known for its rich cultural heritage, with several festivals and rituals celebrated throughout the year. The major languages spoken in the district are Nyishi, Bokar, Galo, Tagin, and Miji.
The economy of Kurung Kumey is primarily based on agriculture and forestry. The district is known for its high-quality rice and produces a significant amount of oranges and apples. The district is also home to several small-scale industries, including handloom and handicrafts.
The district is rich in natural resources, including timber, bamboo, and medicinal plants. The district is also home to several hydropower projects, which generate a significant amount of electricity for the state.
The culture of Kurung Kumey is rich and diverse. The district is home to several tribes, each with its unique culture and traditions. The major tribes of the district are the Nyishi, Bokar, Galo, Tagin, Miji, and Puroik.
The Nyishi tribe, which is the largest, celebrates several festivals throughout the year. The Nyokum festival is the major festival of the tribe and is celebrated in February every year.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|1||Chambang||Kurung Kumey||Arunachal Pradesh|
|2||Damin||Kurung Kumey||Arunachal Pradesh|
|3||Koloriang||Kurung Kumey||Arunachal Pradesh|
|4||Nyapin||Kurung Kumey||Arunachal Pradesh|
|5||Palin||Kurung Kumey||Arunachal Pradesh|
|6||Tali||Kurung Kumey||Arunachal Pradesh|