About District

Upper Siang – a district in the State of Arunachal Pradesh in India with geographical area of 6188 Sq Km, a veritable treasure house of nature in its full splendour, has 11 Administrative Circles with a total population of 33, 146 persons (2001 Census). It is inhabited by Adi, Memba, Khamba and Idu Mishmi tribes who have been harmoniously living in the cradle of nature since time immemorial with colourful festivals / rituals like Solung, Aran, Reh, Lossar, Dihang, etc.

It is a mountaineous region endowed with rich natural resources and biodiversity, deep gorges and fast flowing streams and rivulets, which form the tributaries of the mighty Siang River. It flows through the district running into Indian Territory at a point near Gelling in the Indo-China border.

There have been radical changes over the years on all developmental fronts. However, the long isolation and inaccesibility of the areas due to communication bottlenecks pose formidable constraints to the efforts for socio-economic developments.

S/No. Particulars Descriptions
1 Location Latitude – Between 94° – 95° North
Longitude – Between 28° – 29° East
2 Boundary North – China (Tibet)
South – East Siang District
East – Dibang Valley
West – West Siang DIstrict
3 Climate Average Temperature
Summer : 29.22° C (Max)
Winter : 13.66° C (Min)
Relative Humidity
Summer : 83.75%
Winter : 65%
Total Rainfal
55773.03 (in mm, during 2008)
4 Natural Resources Abundant Forest Resources & Hydro-Electric Potential
5 National Park Mouling Wild Life Sanctuary
6 Important Forest Species Hollock, Jutuli, Khokon, Gomari, etc.
7 Main Agriculture Products Paddy, Maize, Millet, etc.
8 Main Horticulture Products Orange, Pineapple, Guava, Banana, etc.
9 Main Domestic Animals Mithun, Cattle, Pig, Goat, etc.
10 Important Rivers Siang, Yamne, Nyigong
11 Nearest Railhead Murkongselek – 221 KM from Yingkiong via Pasighat
12 Nearest Airport Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) – 329 KM from Yingkiong via Along
13 Inner-Line Check Post Ruksin & Kemi (East Siang Distt.) and Likabali (West Siang Distt.)
14 Police Stations Yingkiong, Tuting, Jengging, Geku & Mariyang
15 Telephone Exchange Yingkiong, Geku, Jengging & Tuting
16 Sub-Post Offices Yingkiong & Tuting
17 Helipads Yingkiong, Tuting, Jengging, Geku, Mariyang, Singa & Paling
18 Bus Routes Yingkiong – Along, Yingkiong – Pasighat, Yingkiong – Mariyang,
Yingkiong – Jengging, Yingkiong – Tuting
19 Petrol Depot Yingkiong (Libang Auto Agency)
20 Population Total – 33363,
Male – 18057
Female – 15306
21 Scheduled Tribe Population 22098
22 Scheduled Caste Population 146
23 Other Population 5535
24 Population Density 5 Per Sq. Km
25 Sex Ratio 855 : 1000 (Female : Male)
26 Literate Population Total – 13409,
Male – 8655,
Female – 4754
27 Literacy Rate Total – 49.80%,
Male – 58.64%,
Female – 39.09%
28 Major Tribes Adis (Pasi, Padam, Karko, Panggi, Ashing, Simong, Tangam, Komkar, Milang), Idu Mishmi, Khamba and Memba.
29 Major Festivals Solung, Etor & Aran (of Adis), Lossar of Memba and Khamba, Reh of Idu Mishmi
30 District Hospital 1 (Yingkiong)
31 Primary Health Centres 4 (Jengging, Geku, Mariyang & Tuting)
32 Educational Institutions Higher Secondary – 3 (Yingkiong, Mariyang & Tuting)
Secondary – 2 (Jengging & Geku)