Kurung Kumey district
Kurung Kumey district
Location of Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh
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|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Origin of name
The name of this district is derived from the Kurung and the Kumey, the two principal rivers which flow through it. According to myth the Kurung and the Kumey rivers were two sisters; during the age of marriage Kurung eloped without prior permission from her parents and Kumey got married according to her parents' wishes. Therefore, the Kurung flows with a violent roar and ashy colour because her parents shouted and threw ashes after her, while the Kumey flows silently and clearly.
The territory occupied by the present district became part of the North East Frontier Tracts in 1914. In 1954, it became part of Subansiri Frontier Division, which was later renamed as Lower Subansiri district. On 1 April 2001, this district was created by bifurcating Lower Subansiri district.
The following are the sub-divisions and circles of Kurung Kumey district:
- Nyapin Sub-Division: Circles of Nyapin, Phassang
- Koloriang Sub-Division: Circles of Parsi-Parlo, Koloriang, Sangram
- Damin Sub-Division: Circles of Sarli, Damin
According to the 2011 census Kurung Kumey district has a population of 89,717, roughly equal to the nation of Seychelles. This gives it a ranking of 617th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 15 inhabitants per square kilometre (39/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 111.01%. Kurung Kumey has a sex ratio of 1029 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 50.67%.
Hiya village under Nyapin circle is the largest village of Kurung Kumey district in terms of geographical area and human population. Tarh clan, who inhabited this village and many other villages, is the biggest and single largest clan of the district with large population of the district belong to this clan.
The main tribes inhabit the district are Nyishi, Bangru, and Puroik. Bangru as a distinct cultural and linguistic group is hardly known by outsiders; who still consider them as part of Nyishi tribe. But according to recent researches, they are distinct from Nyishi in terms of their language and origin. They are considered to be more similar with Miji (Sajolang) of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in terms of their language and traditional customs.
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- "Assembly Constituencies allocation w.r.t District and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh website. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison: Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Seychelles 89,188 July 2011 est.
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