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Anjaw district
—  District of Arunachal Pradesh  —
Location of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh
Country India
State Arunachal Pradesh
Headquarters Hawai, Arunachal Pradesh
 • Total 3,234 km2 (1,249 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,089[1] (2,011)
 • Literacy 59.4%[1]
 • Sex ratio 805[1]
Website Official website

Landscape of Anjaw

Anjaw District 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.[2] The district borders China on the north. Hawai, at an altitude of 1296 m above sea level, is the district headquarter, located on the banks of the Lohit River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River. It is the easternmost district in India.[3]

Anjaw is the second least populous district in India (out of 640).[4]

Geography[edit | edit source]

Rivers[edit | edit source]

The main rivers are the following:[3]

Economy[edit | edit source]

Agriculture[edit | edit source]

The main crops are maize, millet, rice, beans, cardamom, orange, pears, plum, and apple.[5]

Divisions[edit | edit source]

There is one Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituency located in this district: Hayuliang. It is part of the Arunachal East Lok Sabha constituency.[6]

The district has seven Administrative Units:

Demographics[edit | edit source]

According to the 2011 census Anjaw district has a population of 21,089 ,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Palau.[7] This gives it a ranking of 639th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 3 inhabitants per square kilometre (7.8 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.77 %.[1] Anjaw has a sex ratio of 805 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 59.4 %.[1]

Tribes[edit | edit source]

The Mishmi, and the Zakhring[8] (formerly called Meyor) are the main tribes in the district.

Flora and fauna[edit | edit source]

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.[9] 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.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census 2011".  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "districtcensus" defined multiple times with different content
  2. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Anjaw District". Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  4. ^ "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Anjaw". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Assembly Constituencies allocation w.r.t District and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh website. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Palau 20,956 July 2011 est." 
  8. ^ "Zakhring". Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  9. ^ Choudhury, Anwaruddin (2008) Survey of mammals and birds in Dihang-Dibang biosphere reserve, Arunachal Pradesh. Final report to Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. The Rhino Foundation for nature in NE India, Guwahati, India. 70pp.
  10. ^ Choudhury,Anwaruddin (2009).One more new flying squirrel of the genus Petaurista Link, 1795 from Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. The Newsletter and Journal of the RhinoFoundation for nat. in NE India 8: 26-34, plates.

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