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East Kameng District

East Kameng District is situated in the western part of Arunachal Pradesh. It lies to the east of West Kameng District and covers an area of 4,134 sq km. East Kameng District has a population of about 57,565. Seppa is the headquarters.

The major part of East Kameng District is covered with mountains. The district derives its name from the river Kameng. East Kameng District experiences heavy rainfall between June and October and extreme cold in winter. East Kameng is mostly inhabited by the scheduled tribes. The major tribes are Bangnis, Akas, Mijis and Puroiks. Sarok, Nyokum and Chindang are the major festivals of the native tribal people.

The nearest railway station and airport are at Bhalukpong and Salonibari respectively. Major tourist destinations are the Papu Valley, Naksha Parbat, Lada, Chayengtajo, Pakke Keshang, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and Pampoli Horticulture Garden. The chief occupation of the people is agriculture. English, Hindi and Assamese are the main languages spoken.

Updated on 8th July, 2005

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