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A view of beautiful Itanagr from hills
Location of Itanagar
in Arunachal Pradesh and India
Coordinates 27°06′00″N 93°37′12″E / 27.1°N 93.62°E / 27.1; 93.62
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District(s) Papum Pare
Population 34970 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

440 m (1,444 ft)

Itanagar About this sound pronunciation (Hindi: ईटानगर) is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. It comes administratively under Papum Pare district.

As a capital city, Itanagar is well connected with the rest of the country by road and air communications. Pawan Hans provides helicopter service between Guwahati and Naharlagun (Itanagar). Deluxe buses are available from Guwahati. The nearest railway station is Harmoti in Assam.

Interesting places around are historical fort called Ita-fort which dates back to the 15th century (after which the city is named), legendary Ganga Lake or Gyakar Sinyi and the new Buddhist temple known as Buddha Vihar consecrated by the Dalai Lama. As of today, Itanagar has two churches.

Important economic activities include farming and agriculture.



Itanagar is located at 27°06′N 93°37′E / 27.1°N 93.62°E / 27.1; 93.62[1]. It has an average elevation of 440 metres (1443 feet).


As of 2001 India census[2], Itanagar had a population of 34,970. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Itanagar has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Itanagar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Major tribal groups in the area include the Nyishis, Adis, Galos and the Apatanis.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Itanagar
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Itanagar is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

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