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Location of Khonsa
in Arunachal Pradesh and India
Coordinates 27°01′N 95°34′E / 27.02°N 95.57°E / 27.02; 95.57
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District(s) Tirap
Population 9,229 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

1,215 m (3,986 ft)

Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It also houses one of the State viz., Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School. The town is cosmopolitan in nature as people from every Indian State could be found here.



Khonsa is located at 27°01′N 95°34′E / 27.02°N 95.57°E / 27.02; 95.57[1]. It has an average elevation of 1215 metres (3986 feet).


As of 2001 India census[2], Khonsa had a population of 9229. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Khonsa has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 65%. In Khonsa, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The majority of the people are Christians, notably Baptist, although some are Roman Catholics. There are relatively few Animists. Among Nocte Catholics, syncretism between traditional religions and Christianity is evident.[3] American-sponsored missionaries in Khonsa can also be found in parts of Myanmar.

See also

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Indian cities


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khonsa
  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.  
  3. ^ (German) Eine Reise durch das südliche Arunachal

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