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Changlang district is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, located south of Lohit district and north of Tirap district. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Arunachal Pradesh (out of 16), after Papum Pare.
There are reports of Naga militants (NSCN) infiltrating into Changlang and Tirap, frequently carrying out campaigns to encourage the locals to make Changlang as part of Nagaland, an offer which many of the locals rejected, including the Naga Wancho and Nocte. Frequently, violence is imposed on the locals, and there are reports of cases of harassing the local populace and forcing them to convert to Christianity.
It falls in a region that receives high rainfall .The region is rich in wildlife with different kind of floura and founa.The district has both plains and highlands .Most of the plains are in the valley of Dihing.The area is sometimes prone to floods.
There are 5 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituencies located in this district: Bordumsa, Miao, Nampong, Changlang South and Changlang North. All of these are part of Arunachal East Lok Sabha constituency.
The Changlang district has four Sub-Divisions namely Changlang, Miao, Jairampur and Bordumsa.
Changlang Sub-Divisions (Chanlang Block) covers four circles, namely Changlang(14,718 people), Khimiyang (3,506 people), Namtok (3,085 people) and Yatdam.
Jairampur Sub-Division (Nampong-Manmao Block) covers four Circles, namely Nampong (4,424 people), Manmao (3,814 people), Jairampur (7,836 people) and Rima-putak.
Total, there are thirteen Circles, four Blocks and four Subdivisions in Changlang district.
There are two municipalities Changlang (6,469 people) and Jairampur (5,919 people)
There is no good road transport in the region.The people are commuting on the roads that Oil India Limited build some decades back.
According to the 2011 census Changlang district has a population of 147,951 , roughly equal to the nation of Saint Lucia. This gives it a ranking of 598th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 32 inhabitants per square kilometre (83 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.96 %. Changlang has a sex ratio of 914 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 61.9 %.
Flora and faunaEdit
The Namdapha Tiger reserve is located in Miao town of this district.
Though the region is one of the most populous in Arunachal Pradesh,there is hardly any Hospital.Its a great challenge for the patients to be taken to good hospitals in Assam.
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- ^ Army failing to check entry of NSCN-IM in Arunachal
- ^ NSCN denies forcing Buddhists to convert to Christianity
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