Tirap District

Population: 111997 (2011)

State: Arunachal Pradesh

Language: Nocte, Wancho

Headquarters: Khonsa


Area: 2362 square kilometers

Density of population: 47 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 52.23 % - Male: 61.87 %, Female: 41.83 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:931


Boundaries of Tirap District


North: Chanlang District, Arunachal Pradesh

South: Longding District, Arunachal Pradesh

East: Myanmar

West: Assam


Tirap District Climate: The winter season lasts from November to February. The pre-monsoon season prevails from March to May and is marked by frequent thunderstorms. From May to October there are heavy and frequent showers almost in all the days.





Major Rivers: River Tirap, Namchik, Namsang, Dirak, Tissa

Sub Divisions: Longding, Deomali, Kanubari

Assembly Constituencies: Namsang, Khonsa East, Khonsa West, Borduria-bogapani, Kanubari, Longding-Pumao, Ponchau-Wakka


Tirap District Nearby Attractions


1. Tissa River Valley

2. Namsang Dirak River Valley

3. Namchik Tirap Valley


Tirap District Facts: Cross border tensions prevail in this district with militancy. So, very low tourist activities are seen here. The district headquarters is located at an elevation of 4200 feet above mean sea level.         Khonsa is the thickly populated region.


Major Agricultural Products: Hill paddy, millets, chillies, tapioca, maize, leaf mustard, pumpkin, brinjal, chillies, jack-fruit, banana, pineapple, tobacco, betel leaf


Flora: Hollock, Khokan, Hollong, Bola, Mekai, Sopa, Dhuna, Talauma, Sam, Atari, Nahar, Poma, Otenga, Borpat, Bohera, Agar, Uriam, Jati Cane, Lejai Cane


Fauna: Elephant, leopard, tiger, leopard cat, slow loris, giant squirrel, hillock gibbon, jungle cat, Himalayn porcupine, fox, barking deer, wild pig, pheasants, hornbills, king cobra, pythons, chameleon, rat snake


People: Tribal people namely Nocte, Wancho, Tutsa


Festivals: Loku, Pongtu, Oriya


Sports: Kiko-Khoam, Sakchin-Tam, Jaam


*** The facts and figures are of the Tirap District before Longding District was carved out of it.


Tirap Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012