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About Itanagar

Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. The city was named after an old 15th century fort named Ita Fort. The region is sanctified by Dalai Lama and has a strong Tibetan influence therefore.


Area : 10.117 Sq. Kms.
Main Languages :

English is the official language of Arunachal Pradesh. Hindi is also spoken by many. Some tribal languages prominent here are Monpa, Apatani, Hill, Miri etc.

Population :

With 53% males and 47% females, the city has a total population of 34,970 as per the census 2011.

Temperature : Summer - Max : 40oC. Min : 18oC.
Winter - Max : 12oC. Min : 5oC.

Climate and Geography

Itanagar is located at 27.1°N 93.62°E in Arunachal Pradesh in East India. The city is placed in the foothills of Himalayas at an elevation of 750 metres. The climate of Itanagar is oceanic with dry and cold winters and summers are cool and wet. The monsoon showers are heavy in this region. With a pleasant weather throughout the year, this city can be visited any time.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : October to April.

Transportation

Itanagar can be reached by air with the nearest airport situated at Lilabari, Assam, 67km away from the city. Pawan Hans helicopter services can also be utilized from Guwahati, thrice a week. NH 52A connects Itanagar to Assam and other parts of India. Bus or taxi services can be availed from Guwahati to reach here. Itanagar got its own railway station in 2014.



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