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Anjaw district
Arunachal Pradesh district location map Anjaw

Location of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh
State Arunachal Pradesh, Flag of India.svg India
Headquarters Hawai, Arunachal Pradesh
Area 3,234 km2 (1,249 sq mi)
Population 21089[1] (2011) (2011)
Literacy 59.4%[1]
Sex ratio 805[1]
Official website
Landscape of Anjaw

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]



The main rivers are the following:[3]



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


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:


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]


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

Flora and faunaEdit

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]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "District Census 2011". 
  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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