Palin, Arunachal Pradesh

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Palin
City
A view of Palin
A view of Palin
CountryIndia
StateArunachal Pradesh
DistrictKurung Kumey
Elevation
1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total11,251
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration15

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 | change source]

Palin has a subtropical highland climate (Cwb in the Koeppen climate classification). Summers are warm with very high rainfall. Winters are mild with moderate rainfall. It has very hilly and high geographical terrain. Most of time it is covered 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)
20
(67)
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
(58)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.2)
54
(2.1)
57
(2.2)
96
(3.8)
210
(8.3)
405
(15.9)
510
(20.1)
360
(14.2)
411
(16.2)
114
(4.5)
15
(0.6)
27
(1.1)
2,289
(90.2)
Source: World Weather Online

Culture[change | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

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

Communication[change | change 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 | change source]

  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Itanagar
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh". Arunachalpradesh.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  3. "Arunachal Tourism". Arunachal Tourism. 1911-12-04. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. 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. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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