Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh
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Namsai is the headquarters of Namsai district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is one of the 60 constituencies of Arunachal. Name of current MLA (August-2016) of Namsai constituency is Zingnu Namchoom.
|• Total||1,587 km2 (613 sq mi)|
|• Density||60.46/km2 (156.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Situated near the Nao-Dihing river, the township received a major boost when the much-awaited bridge over the river was inaugurated in March 2002. The bridge is 660.37m long and recently it came to the 2nd position in Arunachal Pradesh after the inauguration of Parasuram Bridge, which is 85 km ahead of Namsai. Some 30 km to the east lies the Diyun Town. The road to Diyun takes a turn from the NH52. This road was developed by Oil India Limited which is still functioning although it worsening with each year. Just 75 km from Tinsukia Town, the major railway station, Namsai is fast developing as a township.
The Golden Pagoda Monastery at Tengapani in Namsai district is a major tourist destination. Known as 'Kongmu Kham' in the local Tai-Khamti language, Golden Pagoda is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in North East India.
Namsai has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Namsai. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.
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