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Population of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, the state with the least population density in India. It is located in North Eastern part of India. Itanagar is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. English is the official language of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh literally means the “Land of the rising sun”. Arunachal Pradesh shares international borders with Bhutan, Myanmar & the People’s Republic of China. The city of Itanagar is the capital of the state.

As per the census carried out by the government of India in 2011, the population totals of Arunachal Pradesh are mentioned below:

Total Population:
The population of Arunachal Pradesh as per the 2011 census is 1,382,611 compared to 1,097,968 in the 2001 census. In this decade the state of Arunachal Pradesh has registered a growth of 25.92% in total population. Arunachal Pradesh makes up a meager 0.11% of the total population of India.

Sex Ratio:
In 2011 there were a total of 720,232 males and 662,379 females in Arunachal Pradesh, the sex ratio for the state stands at 929 compared to 889 in the 2001 census. The child sex ratio too has seen an improvement for this state. The sex ratio for the state is comparatively better than the national average of India.

Year 2011
Year 2001
Sex Ratio of Arunachal  Pradesh
Child sex ratio of Arunachal  Pradesh
Sex Ratio of India

Total Child Population:
The total child population (0-6 years) in Arunachal Pradesh in 2011 is 202,759 compared to 205,871 in 2001. This is an indication that the population growth rate of the state may stabilize in the next decade.

Urban & Rural Population:
More than 3/4th of the population of Arunachal Pradesh lives in villages. The total rural & urban population as per the 2011 census is 1,069,165 & 313,446 respectively. The rural population makes up 77.33% whereas the urban population makes up 22.67% of the total population

Population Density:
The total area of Arunachal Pradesh is 83,743 Km2. As per the 2011 census, population density is calculated at 17 persons per Km2, which is very low when compared to the national average of 382 per Km2. Arunachal Pradesh is the state with the lowest population density in the country.

Literacy Rate:
As per the census study of 2011, Arunachal Pradesh has a literacy rate of 66.95%. The male literacy is 73.69% and the female literacy is 59.57%. There is a noticeable improvement in literacy rate as compared to 2001 when the literacy rate in Arunachal Pradesh was 54.34 %.

Top 7 Districts & their population:
The 7 largest districts by population in Arunachal Pradesh & their totals are:

Total Population
Papum Pare
West Siang
East Siang
Kurung Kumey

Arunachal Pradesh is a state rich in wildlife; flora & fauna and natural beauty. The Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh is thus one of the most beautiful states in India.
The important tourist destinations include the town of Tawang, the capital city of Itanagar, the Namdhapa National park, Ziro, Tezu to name a few. Arunachal Pradesh is also known for the variety of orchids.