West Siang is a district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, located in the western part of the state. The district has a rich history and diverse geography, and is home to a diverse population of ethnic groups, each with their unique cultures and traditions.
The history of West Siang dates back to ancient times when the area was inhabited by various tribes and communities. The earliest recorded history of the region goes back to the 16th century when the Ahom kings of Assam conquered the region and established their control over it. The Ahom rule lasted till the early 19th century when the British took over the region and included it in their administrative structure. After India gained independence in 1947, West Siang became a part of the newly-formed state of Arunachal Pradesh.
West Siang is situated in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh and is bordered by China in the north, Upper Siang district in the east, Lower Siang district in the south, and East Siang district in the west. The district covers an area of 8,325 square kilometers and is home to a diverse range of terrain, including hills, mountains, rivers, and forests. The district is also home to several major rivers, including the Siyom, Yomgo, and Ego.
The population of West Siang is estimated to be around 112,200, according to the 2011 census. The district is home to a diverse population of ethnic groups, including the Galo, Bori, and Tagin tribes, among others. The majority of the population speaks Galo, which is also the official language of the district. The literacy rate in West Siang is around 66%, which is higher than the state average.
The economy of West Siang is largely dependent on agriculture and horticulture. The district is known for its production of rice, maize, millet, and other crops, as well as fruits such as orange, pineapple, and banana. The district is also home to several small-scale industries, including handloom and handicrafts, which are popular among tourists.
The culture of West Siang is diverse and unique, with each ethnic group having its traditions and customs. The Galo tribe, which is the largest ethnic group in the district, is known for its colorful festivals, such as Mopin and Solung, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. The district is also known for its traditional dances, such as Ponung and Popir, which are performed on special occasions.
West Siang is a popular tourist destination, known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. The district is home to several scenic spots, including the Siyom River, Malinithan Temple, and Gompa Monastery. The district is also known for its adventure sports, such as trekking, mountaineering, and river rafting, which attract adventure enthusiasts from all over the world.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|1||Bagra||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|2||Bame||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|3||Basar||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|4||Bene||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|5||Bordumsa Circle||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|6||Dali||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|7||Darak||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|8||Daring||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|9||Darka||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|10||Gumgong||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|11||Kambang||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|12||Kaying||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|13||Kombo||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|14||Likabali||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|15||Liromoba||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|16||Logum Jining||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|17||Mechuka||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|18||Monigong||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|19||Nikte||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|20||Payum||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|21||Tato||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|22||Tirbin||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|23||Vivek Nagar||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|24||Yoji Yora||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
|25||Yomcha||West Siang||Arunachal Pradesh|
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