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Anjaw district

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Country  India
Website  Official website
Literacy  59.4%
State  Arunachal Pradesh
Area  6,190 km²
Lok sabha constituency  Arunachal East
Anjaw district Anjaw District Map
Headquarters  Hawai, Arunachal Pradesh

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Anjaw District (Pron:/ˈændʒɔ:/) is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. It is a newly created district, having been split from Lohit district on 16 February 2004 under the Arunachal Pradesh Re-organization of Districts Amendment Bill. The district borders China on the north. Hawai, at an altitude of 1296 m above sea level, is the district headquarters, located on the banks of the Lohit River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River. It is the easternmost district in India. The easternmost community in Anjaw is the village of Dong.


Anjaw district Opium valley

Anjaw is the second least populous district in India (out of 640).


The main rivers are the following:

  • Lohit River (called Telu by local Mishmis)
  • Lam River
  • Tidding River
  • Dalai River
  • Krowti River
  • Dichu River
  • Lati River
  • Klung River
  • Dav River
  • Telua River
  • Ampani River
  • Sarti River
  • Transport

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    The 2,000-kilometre-long (1,200 mi) proposed Mago-Thingbu to Vijaynagar Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway along the McMahon Line, (will intersect with the proposed East-West Industrial Corridor Highway) and will pass through this district, alignment map of which can be seen here and here.


    The main crops are maize, millet, rice, beans, cardamom, orange, pears, plum, and apple.


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    There is one Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituency located in this district: Hayuliang. It is part of the Arunachal East Lok Sabha constituency.

    The district has seven administrative units:

  • Hayuliang
  • Hawai
  • Manchal
  • Goiliang
  • Walong
  • Kibithoo
  • Chaglogam
  • Demographics

    Anjaw district Anjaw District Anjaw District Map

    According to the 2011 census Anjaw district has a population of 21,089, roughly equal to the nation of Palau. This gives it a ranking of 639th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 3 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.8/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 13.77%. Anjaw has a sex ratio of 805 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 59.4%.


    The Mishmi, and the Zakhring (formerly called Meyor) are the main tribes in the district.

    Flora and fauna

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    The district is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, Red goral, Gongshan muntjac, Leaf muntjac occurs while among birds there is the rare Sclater's Monal. A pine, Pinus merkusii is found only in this district in the entire northeastern India. A flying squirrel, new to science has also its range in this district. It has been named as Mishmi Hills Giant Flying Squirrel, Petaurista mishmiensis.

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    Anjaw district Wikipedia

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