Welcome To Longding District

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    Longding District was once a part of Tirap frontier agency which was created in 1943 covering some areas from Lakhimpur Frontier Track and Sadiya Frontier Track with administrative Headquarters at Margherita town in Assam. TFA was under the charge of a political Officer.

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      It is a matter of great pleasure for me to launch the Official Portal of Longding District. This website is a genuine attempt on the part of the District Administration to facilitate the people from and outside the district to get vital information from the portal.

      I congratulate the District Administration and NIC, Longding for coming up with this noble means of providing Citizen Centric Services to the people of Longding District.This will be of immense help in eliminating the distance between the general mass and the District Administration and in the due course will let the Govt. reach out to the people.

Total Area       :   1192 Sq. KM.
Longitude       :   95 Degree 19 Minute 020 Second
Latitude           :  26 Degree 53 Minute 036 Second
Altitude           :   886 Mts.
Boundary        :   East is Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh

                                 West lies Mon District of Nagaland

                                 North Sivasagar District of Assam

                                 South Myanmar (Burma)

Road Communication

Tata Sumo service is avilable to Longding from the Town of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh in Assam. Sumo Service is also available from the nearest Town Khonsa. Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Khonsa is well connected by bus service from Itanagar and Guwahati.

Rail Communication

The nearest rail station from Longding via Kanubari is Sapekhati in Assam situated at a distance of around 60 kms from Longding district headquarters.


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    Longding District was once a part of Tirap frontier agency which was created in 1943 covering some areas from Lakhimpur Frontier Track and Sadiya Frontier Track with administrative Headquarters at Margherita town in Assam. TFA was under the charge of a political Officer.

The Tirap Frontier Agency was later renamed as Tirap Frontier Division under North East Frontier Agency, Administration Regulation, 1954 and administrative headquarters was shifted from Margherita to Khela which was again later shifted to its present site at Khonsa for administrative convenience. The Tirap Frontier Division was later bifurcated into two Districts namely Tirap and Changlang in 1965.The Longding district became a full-fledged district after bifurcating from Tirap district on 19th March 2012.

    The district which shares borders with Myanmar to the south, Konyak area of Nagaland to the west, Assam to the south west and Tirap district to the east is inhabited by the Wancho tribe one of the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. The Wancho community is a bold and spirited community and can rightly be called the abode of rich cultural heritage. They live in their own independent way by emulating their own ethos, traditional heritage, cultural identity and ethical treasures of immense values. The people are dependent mainly on shifting cultivation.

Chieftaincy, with the Chief the Wangham as the head still prevails in the Wancho villages. The Wanchos celebrate various fairs and festivals.


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