Papum Pare District the capital district of Arunachal Pradesh is situated
in the North–Eastern part of India. It is located in between latitude 26
55’N and 28 40’ and longitude between 92 40’ and 94 21’. The
district headquarter is located at Yupia, which is situated about 20 kms
is a land of lush green forests, deep river valleys and beautiful plateau.
The land is mostly mountainous with Himalayan ranges. Trees of great size,
plentiful of climbers, hundreds of variety of orchids, cane and bamboos
are found in the district.
district occupies an area of approximately 2875 sq km inhabited by a
population of 121750. There are 274 villages and 2 towns in the district.
Itanagar, the capital of the state is situated in this district.
district is divided into two administrative subdivisions – Sagalee
Sub-Division and Itanagar Capital Complex Sub-division. There are nine
administrative circles- Sagalee, Mengio, Toru, Laiporiang, Kimin, Balijan,
Doimukh, Itanagar and Naharlagun.
Kumey District bound Papum Pare district in the north, Lower Subansiri
District in the East, East Kameng District in the west and Assam in the
is the abode of the energetic Nishis who are known in history for their
velour. The Mikir, migrants from Assam, also form a part of the local
population. The Nishis belong to the Indo-Mongoloid group of people and
their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family.
‘NYOKUM’ the festival of the Nishi is celebrated during the first week
of the month of February.
Itafort- A 13th century ruins of a brick fort, Ganga
Lake (Gekar Sinyi), Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Zoological Park (Chimpu)
and Buddhist Gompa and Theravada Buddhist Temple Arunachal University,
Rono Hills are place of interest at Itanagar.
Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, is about 300 kms from Guwahati and connected by Pawan Hans helicopter service and luxury bus services.