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Palin
City
A view of Palin
Palin is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Palin
Coordinates: 27°45′50″N 93°23′33″E / 27.76389°N 93.39259°E / 27.76389; 93.39259Coordinates: 27°45′50″N 93°23′33″E / 27.76389°N 93.39259°E / 27.76389; 93.39259
Country India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District Kurung Kumey
Elevation 1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,251
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration 15

Palin is a hillstation town located in the Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is inhabited by Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It has a population of around 20,000 (2011 census).

The town is located at 27°04′26″N 93°36′52″E / 27.0738°N 93.6145°E / 27.0738; 93.6145.[1] It has an average elevation of 1080 metres (3540 feet).

Climate[change | edit source]

Palin falls within 15' to 20' temperature zone often the temperature falls to 5 to 7 degree in winter.The regions is very cold during winter and very hot during summer.Rainfall is very high due to very hilly and high geographical terrain.Most of time it is coverred by clouds.The area is windy in nature.


Climate data for Palin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
20
(68)
23
(73)
22
(72)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
19
(66)
16
(61)
19.7
(67.4)
Average low °C (°F) 8
(46)
9
(48)
13
(55)
15
(59)
16
(61)
20
(68)
18
(64)
19
(66)
18
(64)
17
(63)
12
(54)
8
(46)
14.4
(58)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.18)
54
(2.13)
57
(2.24)
96
(3.78)
210
(8.27)
405
(15.94)
510
(20.08)
360
(14.17)
411
(16.18)
114
(4.49)
15
(0.59)
27
(1.06)
2,289
(90.12)
Source: World Weather Online

Culture[change | edit source]

Palin and the areas around it are mainly populated by people of the Nyishi tribe. Nyokum, an agricultural festival of the Nyishis, is the main festival celebrated in the town. Beside Nyokum, Christmas,Diwali and Dusherra are also celebrated with great pomp and Joy.

The town's has a Roman Catholic church called the Holy Rosary Church. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Itanagar. It reflects the extensive Christian influence and provides good views of Palin and the surrounding countryside.[2]

Places of Interest[change | edit source]

Holy Rosay Catholic Churh is one of largest Catholic Church in the state.[2][3] It is located at the hilltop in the town.

Palin river one of the tributaries of River Subansiri flows through this town .The river ideal for river rafting,fishing and for picnics.

From here tourist places like Ziro, Parshuram Kund(in Lohit), Malinithan(in Siang), Bhishmak Nagar (in Dibang Valley) are also easily accessible by roads.

Demographics[change | edit source]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Palin has a population of 11251. The Nyishis are the indegenious inhabitants of the area.

Communication[change | edit source]

Palin is situated at mid-northern part of Arunachal Pradesh. The District Highway connect Palin to the other part of Arunachal and India. Regular Bus and Tata sumo services are available from Itanagar, Ziro etc.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Itanagar
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh". Arunachalpradesh.nic.in. http://arunachalpradesh.nic.in/tourism.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  3. "Arunachal Tourism". Arunachal Tourism. 1911-12-04. http://www.arunachaltourism.com/destination.php. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  4. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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