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East Siang District

A land of eternal beauty

The East Siang District is often referred to as 'the gateway of Arunachal Pradesh'. The district takes its name from the mighty river, Siang. Spanning an area of 4,005 sq km, East Siang is rich with forests and wildlife resources. The town of Pasighat is the administrative center of East Siang.

People belonging to the Adi tribe are the major inhabitants. In addition to the Adi Tribe, there are a large number of tribal groups including Minions, Padams, Shimongs, Milangs, Karkos, Ashings and Tangmas. Dances are an integral part of the East Siang people. The main dances are Ponung, Popir and Dishang. Solung, Mopin and Reh are the main festivals. Dagarica is an important religious center.

East Siang District has ideal locations for rafting, trekking, mountaineering and angling. The district is well connected with other parts of the country - there is a railway station at Murkongselek and airport at Pasighat. Paddy, maize, millet and mustard are the main agricultural products of East Siang.

Updated on 18th October, 2005

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