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Location of Tezu
in Arunachal Pradesh and India
Coordinates 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District(s) Lohit
Population 15,014 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

185 m (607 ft)

Tezu is a census town and the headquarters of Lohit district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The ancient inhabitant of this beautiful land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes. The Mishmi tribes have a rich tradition and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata.According to sacred Hindu traditions Lord Krishna's first queenRukmini was a Mishmi Damsel.The major Mishmi God is Ringyajabmalu and the major Mishmi festival is known as Tamladu puja.It is celebrated on 15 February.It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fanfare and people from all communities and all walks of life are invited to join in the celebrations.People from far and wide come in to join in the celebrations. The Holy Parsuram Kund is also nearby and thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over India and also from neighbouring countries come here to take a holy dip and wash away the sins of millions of births.This is accompanied with a fair at Tezu and takes place every year during January.The road communication is through Tinsukia and the nearest airport is at Mohanbari. There is also a small airport at Tezu itself but service is very erratic and is mostly used for V.I.P.s and officials.The major agricultural products are mustard, ginger and oranges.



Tezu is located at 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Tezu had a population of 15,014. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Tezu has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 61%. In Tezu, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tibetan diaspora

Tezu also has a sizable population of Tibetan community of about 2000 mostly residing in a settlement called by local name as Lama Camp, Tibetans settled here since 1960s after fleeing Chinese persecution in their homeland Tibet, till date they have maintained their own custom and tradition, they have built monasteries, health center, nursing home, schools etc.with fund coming from Govt and other funds.Lama Camp is located in Tindolong about 6 km (4 mi) from Tezu Bazaar and has 5 camps each camp represent different regions of Tibet mainly Kham kongpo and Pemako.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tezu
  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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