|STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA|
Languages: Monpa, Miji, Aka, Sherdukpen are the chief languages
Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged State on February 20, 1987. Till
1972, it was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). It gained
the Union Territory status on January 20, 1972 and renamed as Arunachal
On August 15, 1975 an elected Legislative Assembly was constituted and
the first Council of Ministers assumed office. The first general
election to the Assembly was held in February 1978.
The "Land of Seven Sisters" ia a name to denote the inter-dependency
of the 7 contiguous states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura in northeastern India. The
neighbouring 8th North eastern state Sikkim is called the only brother
of seven sisters states.
Places of interest in Arunachal
in the Lohit district - Sage Parshuram is considered to have washed his
sword here after the massacare of the kshatriya clan.
- which was an important location in the Mahabharata period.
- Ita fort, Gyaker Sinyi (the Ganga Lake)
in Kamang District