Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram celebrate statehood day

The north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram observed their statehood day. Both of the states received their statehood on February 20, 1987. On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers and chief ministers wished the states.

Arunachal Pradesh

  • It is a state in Northeast India.
  • The state shares the border with Assam and Nagaland to its south.
  • It also has its international borders with Bhutan to the west and Myanmar to the east.
  • The state also has disputed border with China to the north at McMahon Line.
  • The length of the border across China’s autonomous region called Tibet is 1,129 KMs.
  • The state is the largest state by area among the Seven Sister States of Northeast India.
  • The state has recorded population of 1,328,611 as per census 2011.
  • It has an area of 83,743 square kilometres.
  • The state is an ethnically diverse state. It is home to Monpa people, Tani people, Tai people, and Naga people.

Mizoram

The name of the state is derived from the Mizo word which means land in the Mizo language. “Mizo-ram” means “land of the Mizos”. This state is located in northeast old-Assam region of India. It is a landlocked southernmost state of India.  It shares borders with three states among the Seven Sister States of old Assam that is Assam, Tripura and Manipur. The state also shares an international border with Bangladesh and Myanmar with its total length of 722-kilometre. The state was a part of Assam until year 1972. In the year 1972 it was made a Union Territory. Finally, in the year 1986, the UT was given the statehood in accordance with the 53rd amendment of the Indian Constitution. It became the 23rd state of the India on February 20, 1987.

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