Lohit District

Population: 145538 (2011)

State: Arunachal Pradesh

Language: Galo

Headquarters: Tezu


Date of formation: From Lohit District, Dibang Valley District was carved out in June 1980. On 16th February 2004, Anjaw District was carved out of its northern part. So the present Lohit District is in existence from 16th February 2004.

Area: 5212 square kilometers

Density of population: 28 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 69.88 % - Male: 77.25 %, Female: 61.62%

Male Female Ratio: 1000:901


Boundaries of Lohit District


North: Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh

South: Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh

East: Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh, China, Burma

West: Assam, Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh


Lohit District Climate: The district is hot and humid in areas of lower elevations and in those of higher elevations they are mildly cold. June to October is the monsoon season and March to May is the pre-monsoon season. The winter months lasts from November to early March.





Major Rivers: Kamlang River, Guri Kamlang Rive, Tengapani, digaru, Berang, Teang, Noadihing

Sub Divisions: Tezu, Namsai

Circles: Tezu, Sunpura, Namsai, Chongkham, Wakro, Lekang, Piyong, Lathao

Assembly Constituencies: Chowkhem, Lekang, Namsai, Tezu


Lohit District Nearby Attractions


1. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Parasuram Kunda

3. Buddha Vihar

4. Dong

5. Glow Lake

6. Hot Spring

7. District Museum and Craft Center

8. Bhismak Nagar

9. Hawa Camp


Lohit District Facts: This is the third most populous district in Andhra Pradesh next only to Papum Pare District and Changlang District. The old name of this region was Mishmi Hills. Bio-diesel is made from Jatropha cultivated here.   


Major Agricultural Products: Paddy, maize, millet, wheat, black gram, pea, gree gram, mustard, soya bean, potato


Major Natural Resources: Limestone, Forest Resources, Hydel Resources


Major Horticulture Products and Plantation Crops: Orange, pineapple, banana, Assam lemon, coconut, arecanut, jackfruit, vegetables, mango, guava, papaya


Fauna: Mithun, Elephant, White Browed Gibbon, Red Panthers, Musk Deer, Leopard, Hornbill, White Winged Duck, Green Pigeon, Sclater Monal, Bengal Florican


Festivals: Tamladu on 15th February, Sangken on 14th April


People: Tribal people namely Adi, Zekhring, Khampti, Deori, Ahom, Singpho, Mishmi, Chakma


What is Lohit District Famous For: Jatropha Cultivation, Walong Town where the Battle of Walong took place in 1962


Lohit Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


Places in Lohit District