West Kameng District

Population: 87013 (2011)

State: Arunachal Pradesh

Language: Dhammai, Miji, Hruso

Headquarters: Bomdila


Date of formation: West Kameng District was carved out of Kameng District on 1st June 1980.

Area: 7,422 square kilometers

Density of population: 12 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 69.40 % - Male: 75.66 %, Female: 60.80 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:755


Boundaries of West Kameng District


North: Tibet

North West: Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh

South: Sonitpur District and Darrang District, Assam

East: East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh

West: Bhutan


West Kameng District Average Rainfall: 1433.3 mm

West Kameng District Maximum Temperature in Summer: 16.87 deg C

West Kameng District Minimum Temperature in Winter: - 0.5 deg C





Major Rivers: Kameng, Tenga, Bichom, Gacham, Norgum, Dirang, Chu, Jamiri

Sub Divisions: Bomdila, Rupa, Dirang, Singchung, Kalaktang, Thirizino

Circles: Dirang, Bomdila, Kalaktang, Balemu, Bhalukpong, Jameri, Sinchung, Nefra, Thirizino, Rupa, Thembang, Shergaon

Assembly Constituencies: Kalaktang, Dirang, Bomdila, Thrizino


West Kameng District Nearby Attractions


1. Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary

3. Bhalukpong

4. Lhagyala Gompa at Morshing

5. Rupa Caves

6. Shergaon

7. Hotspring at Dirang

8. Shagti

9. GRL Monestry at Bomdila

10. Tippi Orchid Center

11. Upper Doogjar at Rupa

12. Sela and Sange


West Kameng District Facts: The highest peak in the district is Kangte with an altitude of 7090 meters above mean sea level. The district gets snowfall from November to February.


Major Agricultural Products: Paddy, maize, millet, cauliflower, potato, tomato, beans, carrots, green vegetables


Major Horticulture Products: Apples, oranges, pomegranates, pine apples, walnuts, kiwis, plums, pears


Floriculture: Begonia, Dahlia, Roses, gladiolus, Orchids, Marigold


Major Industrial Products: Textiles, handicraft, sericulture, pine oil, wine, carpentry products


Major Mineral Resources: Coal, copper ore, glass sand, marble, dolomite


Major Livestock: Yak, poney, pig, sheep, mithun, goat, cattle


Flora: Hallock, Hingori, Amari, Dhuna, Gomari, Bonsum, Walnut, Pines, Jutuli


Fauna: Leopard cat, elephant, barking deer, wild boar, musk deer, monkey, red panda, warblers, babblers, black necked crane, jungle fowl, hornbill, imperial pigeon


People: Tribal people namely Bugun, Hrusso, Monpa, Sajolang, Sherdukpen


Festivals: Lossar, Neichidow, Chindang, Cheykor


West Kameng Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012