At a glance    
Total Area
: 2,62,179 sq. kms ( 7.9 % of  total land area of India)
Total Population
: 455,87,982 (2011 census) ( 3.77 % of total population of India)
Density (per sq km)
: 148 (National Figure: 324)
Geographical Location
: Situated between longitude 89.46’E to 97.30’E latitude 21.57’ N to 29.30’ N.
States in Northeast
: (8) Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim
Major Cities & Towns
: Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Shillong, Imphal, Agartala, Kohima, Dimapur, Aizawl, Itanagar
Northeast has open borders with
: China in the North, Myanmar in the East, Bangladesh in the South West and Bhutan to the North West
Sex Ratio : 936 females to 1000 males ( National figure: 933 females to 1000 males)
Literacy rate (2006-2007) : 69% (National Figure: 67.6%)
Per capita GSDP (2004-05) : Rs. 18,032 (National figure: Rs. 25,944)
Growth in per capita GSDP (1990-91 to 2004-05) : 4.4 %

(Growth at national level, 1990-01 to 2004-05: 6 %)

Growth in per capita income (1990-91 to 2004-05) : 2.5 %

(Growth at national level, 1990-01 to 2004-05: 4 %)

No. of Districts : 86
No. of Towns (as per 2001 Census) : 245
No. of Villages (as per 2001 Census) : 42134
Birth Rate (2006) :

19.5 (National Figure: 23.1)

Death Rate (2006) : 6 (National Figure: 7.4)
Infant Mortality Rate (2007) : 48 (National Figure: 55)
Railway Density per 1000 sq. km : 10.9 (National Figure: 21.3)
Road Density per1000 sq, km : 395 (National Figure: 839)
Major plantation : Tea
Major crop : Rice
Major minerals : Coal, Petroleum & Natural Gas
Major religions : Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism
Languages spoken : English, Hindi, Assamese, Khasi, Nagames, Jaintia, Garo, Mizo, Bengali, Nepali, Bhutia (Sikkimese),Lepcha, Manipuri, Bhutia (Tibetan), Lepcha, Limboo, Local dialects

 

Source:

  • Statistical Pocket Book India 2008
  • NEDFI Databank
  • Economic Survey of India 2008-09

 

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