(Last Updated on : 22/01/2015)
Khonsa is a hill station in Arunachal Pradesh
. This hill station is the headquarters of Tirap district
in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Khonsa is a tiny hill station located in a valley surrounded by the Himalaya Mountains
. Khonsa is a military area marked by Assam Rifeles and CRPF.
History of Khonsa
Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Khonsa was created during the British rule in India. Khonsa borders Myanmar in the east and Assam
in the south at that time.
Geography of Khonsa
Khonsa is surrounded by panoramic views of thick forests fringed by hills. Khonsa is a back to nature destination. The forests around Khonsa host wild beings from Tigers, Leopards, Jackals, Wild boars, Bears, Barking deer, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Mithun and numerous species of Rodents. One can find White gibbon monkeys swinging from branch to branch at Khonsa. A perfect place for all those who love adventure, Khonsa offers exhilarating treks through dense forests. Blessed with numerous rare species of orchids, during April, the forests treat everyone's eyes with these rare and exotic blossoms.
Location of Khonsa
Khonsa is located at 27.02 degree North to 95.57 degree East. It has an average elevation of 1215 metres (3986 feet).
Demography of Khonsa
According to the Population Census in the year 2001, Khonsa had a population of 9229. The males constitute 56 percent of the population and females 44 percent. Khonsa has an average literacy rate of 74 percent, higher than the national average of 59.95 percent. The male literacy is 80 percent, and female literacy is 65 percent. In Khonsa, 15 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Education of Khonsa
Khonsa also houses one of the state schools like Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School. The town of Khonsa is cosmopolitan in nature as people from every Indian state could be found here.
Culture of Khonsa
The majority of the people of Khonsa are Christians, mostly Baptist, although some are Roman Catholics. There are relatively few animists. Among Nocte Catholics, syncretism between traditional religions and Christianity is evident. Some of the American-sponsored missionaries in Khonsa can also be found in parts of Myanmar and other parts of the North East states and the neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Yangon and Java.