Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres to the east of Bhutan. The area is administered by the Republic of India as a part of the Arunachal Pradesh state, however, it is claimed by the People’s Republic of China as a part of South Tibet, under Tsona Dzong of Shannan, Tibet.
- During the Sino-India war in 1962, China occupied the major parts of the state including Tawang but returned back to the Mac Mahon line after the war ended in 1963.
- Arunachal Pradesh was initially declared as a union territory in 1972 on January 20.
- It was declared as a state on February 20, 1987.
- During the British rule, the name of this region was the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA).
- The literal meaning of the state is “Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains”.
- This state is known as the paradise of botanists as it is the state of orchids.
- It is the most linguistically enriched state of India where there are 30 practicing languages.
- It is the least densely populated state in India.
- It is one of the two states of India where English is the only official language.
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