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East Kameng District : Arunachal Pradesh

About District


In 1980, the Kameng District was bifurcated into two districts namely East Kameng and West Kameng. Now it has become an independent district with its headquarters at Seppa (Till 1975, Seppa was Sapla meaning marshy land in local dialect). The name Kameng has been derived from the Kameng river originating from the glacier lake below Gorichan mountain and is one of the tributaries of River Brahmaputra. East Kameng district is situated in the Western part of Arunachal Pradesh surrounded by West Kameng in the west, Papumpare in the East, Part of Lower Subansiri and Macmohan (International Boundary) line in the North and Sonitpur District of Assam in the South covering an area of 4134 sq kms. The total Population of the District is 78,690 as per 2011 census. The entire district barring a small area on the southernmost tip of Assam is mountainous. The Major tribes inhabiting this district are Bangnis(Nyishi), Akas, Mijis and Puroiks (Sulung). Each tribe has their own dialects, customs, and religion. Social and cultural events are very much associated with their life, environment and other relevant activities. The East Kameng District is comprised of 3 Sub-Divisions, 7 Blocks and 13 Circles for better Administrative purposes.

District Administration

District at a Glance


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