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Brief About Lohit District
The Lohit District is the present name derived from one of its principal rivers, the

Lohit which rises from the eastern Tibet and enters India in Kibithoo area of the District. In the ancient Indian literature the river is called 'Lauhitya' a name that is associated with the legends of Parasuram which referred in Srimad Bhagavat, Kalikapurana and in the Mahabharata.
The Lohit District is part of Arunachal Pradesh and its district capital Tezu where the Holy place of Brahma Kunda also known as Parasuram Kunda is located. Tezu is at an altitude of 21 deg above MSL. The Lohit District is situated on the North Eastern extremity of Arunachal Pradesh. It lies approx. between the latitudes 27 degree 33' and 29 degree 22'N and the Longitudes 95 degree 15' E and 97 degree 24'E. It has an total area of 11402 Sq. KM.

It has at North-China and part of Dibang Valley District of Arunachal pradesh., at South-Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh., in the East-China and Burma and in the West-Assam state and a part of Dibang Valley District.

On visit to Lohit district, you will find snowy mountains along the international borders, the lower hills deck with dense evergreen forests, innumerable rivers and rivulets.

The climate is hot and highly humid in the lower elevations and in the Valleys and mildly cold in the higher elevations. The winter prevails during the months from late November to early March. The period from March to May is the pre-monsoon season. It is followed by monsoon from June to October.

Major Tribes
Mishmi (including IDU, TAROAN & KAMMAN), Tai Khamti (including KHAMYANG), Singpho

Resources found
Limestone, forest resources, hydel sources

Important Wild Life
Animals : Mithun, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, White Browed Gibbon, Red Panthers, Musk Deer.

Birds : Hornbill, White Winged Duck, Green Pigeon, Sclater Monal, Bengal Florican, Temminick's Tragopan.

Major Festivals
Tamladu(Mishmi) - 15 Feb,
Sangken(Khamti & Singpho) - 14 April