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Along, Arunachal Pradesh

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Along

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Along

Location of Along

in Arunachal Pradesh and India

Coordinates     28°10′N 94°46′ECoordinates: 28°10′N 94°46′E

Country           India

State    Arunachal Pradesh

District(s)        West Siang

Population       16,834 (2001)

Time zone        IST (UTC+05:30)

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Along is a census town and headquarters of the West Siang district of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located about 150 km from Likabali which is at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Along is a valley and is extremely beautiful as far the scenic grandeur of this place is concerned. It has mountains all around with two rivers flowing through it - the Sipu and Siyom. Both these rivers converge at Belun Ghat and ultimately meet the Siang (Brahmaputra) which is one of the biggest rivers in Arunachal Pradesh. There is an airport at Along serving remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh state of India (Bharath).

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    1 Geography

    2 Demographics

    3 Tourist attractions

    4 References

 

[edit] Geography

 

Along, now known as Aalo is located at 28.17°N 94.77°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 619 metres (2030 feet).

[edit] Demographics

 

As of 2001 India census,[2] Along had a population of 16,834. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Along has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 75% of the males and 61% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age

[edit] Tourist attractions

 

Tourist attractions include the Ramakrishna mission campus, Patum bridge, Darka village, river rafting at Siyom River, Kamki Hydropower Dam and Orange orchards.

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