Papum Pare is a district located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India. The district was created on 1st June 1987 and is named after the Papum and Pare rivers, which flow through it. The district covers an area of approximately 2,875 square kilometers and is home to a diverse range of communities and cultures.
Papum Pare has a rich history dating back to the pre-colonial era. The district was originally inhabited by various indigenous tribes, including the Nyishi, Galo, Adi, and Apatani. The district was also part of the Ahom kingdom, which ruled over much of present-day Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
During the British colonial period, Papum Pare came under the control of the British Indian government. The district remained relatively isolated from the rest of India until the construction of the Assam-Tibet Road in the 1940s. This road connected the district to the rest of India and brought an influx of migrants to the region.
Papum Pare is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and is characterized by rugged terrain, dense forests, and rivers. The district is bounded by the Kameng district to the west, the Upper Subansiri district to the north, the East Kameng district to the east, and the Lower Subansiri district to the south. The district is situated at an elevation of around 400 meters above sea level and experiences a subtropical climate.
The Papum and Pare rivers are the major water bodies in the district. The rivers originate in the eastern Himalayas and flow through the district before emptying into the Brahmaputra River. The district is also home to several hot springs, including Geykar Sinyik and Jote Talo.
Papum Pare is home to a diverse range of communities and cultures. The district is primarily inhabited by the Nyishi tribe, who make up around 70% of the population. The Galo, Adi, Apatani, and other tribes also have a significant presence in the district.
The district has a total population of around 176,385, according to the 2011 census. The literacy rate in the district is around 71%, which is higher than the national average. The official language of the district is English, although many residents also speak Nyishi, Hindi, and other regional languages.
The economy of Papum Pare is largely based on agriculture and forestry. The district is known for its rice cultivation, and farmers also grow crops like maize, millet, and wheat. The district is also home to a significant number of tea plantations, which contribute to the local economy.
The forest resources of the district are an important source of livelihood for many residents. Timber, bamboo, and other forest products are harvested and sold in local markets. The district is also rich in mineral resources, including coal, limestone, and dolomite.
Papum Pare is a popular tourist destination due to its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. The district is home to several important religious sites, including the Tawang Monastery and the Bomdila Monastery. These monasteries are important centers of Buddhist learning and attract pilgrims from all over the world.
The district is also home to several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, including the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and the Namdapha National Park. These protected areas are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including tigers, leopards, and elephants.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|1||Balijan||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|2||Banderdewa||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|3||Diomukh||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|4||Doimukh||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|5||Hayuliang||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|6||Hayulinag||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|7||Itanagar||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|8||Kimin||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|9||Kokila||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|10||Naharlagun||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|11||Nirjuli||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|12||Saglee||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|13||Sonajuli||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|14||Yupia||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
|15||Ziro||Papum Pare||Arunachal Pradesh|
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