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Arunachal Pradesh

West Siang

West Siang is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The district occupies an area of 8325 km2 and has a population of 103,575 (as of 2001). Siang District with its HQ at Along, bounded on the North by China, on the East by Upper Siang & East Siang districts, on the South by Assam and on the West by Upper Subansiri & Lower Subansiri districts of Arunachal Pradesh, the homeland of various tribes like Galo, Minyong, Bori, Bokar, Pailibo, Ramos, Membas & Khambas forms a natural abode for very many species of West orchids, diverse flora & fauna endowed with a dense vegetation, and a wide range of climatic and geographical variations, the district enjoys a moderate and comfortable climate.

District at a Glance
Total Area 8325 Sq. KM
Administrative Sub-Divisions 6
Administrative Circles 20
Community Development Blocks 8
Member of Legislative Assembly 7
No. of Villages 397
Major Towns Along, Basar, Likabali
Population of the state (2001 Census)
Total 103, 575
Male 54, 139
Female 49, 436
Schedule Tribe 70, 571
Schedule Caste 266
Literacy Rate
Total 60.31%
Male 66.72%
Female 53.24%
Sex Ratio 913 : 1000 (Females : Male)
Major Tribes Gallong, Minyong, Bori, Bokar, Pailibo, Ramo, Membas
Major Festivals Mopin, Solung, Donging, Lossar
Important Tourist Spots Akashi Ganga, Malinithan at Likabali, Gompa at Mechuka
Public Health
Community Health Centres 5
Primary Health Centres 4
Educational Institutions
Colleges 1
Higher Secondary Schools 8
Secondary Schools 18