Itanagar


Itanagar

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
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latd=27 |latm=06 |lats=00 |longd=93 |longm=37 |longs=12
locator_position = left | state_name = Arunachal Pradesh
district = Papum Pare
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altitude = 440
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 34,970| population_density =
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Itanagar audio|Itanagar.ogg|pronunciation (Hindi: ईटानगर) is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. It comes administratively under Papum Pare district.

As a capital town, Itanagar is well connected with the rest of the country by road and air communications. Pawan Hans provides helicopter service between Guwahati and Naharlagun (Itanagar). Deluxe buses are available from Guwahati. The nearest railway station is Harmoti in Assam.

Interesting places around are historical fort called Ita-fort which dates back to the 15th century (after which the city is named), legendary Ganga Lake or Gyakar Sinyi and the new Buddhist temple known as Buddha Vihar consecrated by the Dalai Lama. As of today, Itanagar has two churches.

Important economic activities include farming and agriculture.

Geography

Itanagar is located at coord|27.1|N|93.62|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/33/Itanagar.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Itanagar] ] . It has an average elevation of 440 metres (1443 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Itanagar had a population of 34,970. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Itanagar has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Itanagar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Major tribal groups in the area include the ApataniGallo Nishi.

References

External links

* [http://www.indiantravelportal.com/arunachal-pradesh/itanagar/ ITANAGAR by India travel portal]
* [http://www.centurychina.com/plaboard/uploads/1962war.htm 1962 Border War between India and China(Henderson brook report)]
* [http://supplementboss.com/itanagar-government-office.htm Contact List for all Important Government Officials in Itanagar Includes Police, Telephone, Electricity and more]



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