(Article Updated : 31/12/2016)
1. Seven states of the Northeast are connected to India via a thin stretch of land known officially as the Siliguri Corridor and popularly as ‘Chicken’s Neck’.
The stretch is just 21 to 40 kilometres wide.
2. 90 per cent of North-east’s border is shared with Countries China, Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
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3. The North-East India has been identified as one of the world’s seven richest biodiversity areas by Myers 2000.
4. Almost 70 per cent of the world’s orchids are found in India’s Northeast.
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5. The world’s largest riverine island, the Majuli, is in the Northeast.
It is in the middle of River Brahmaputra.
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6. Around 70 percent of North East India is hilly terrain.
7. People – The language and culture of North East is a mix of Tibetan, South-East Asian and East Indian culture.
8. The one-horned rhino, is found nowehere else in the world but the North East of India.
9. There are around 220 ethnic groups in the North East.
More than 220 languages are spoken in just 8 states of the Northeast.
10.The North East is India’s most musically active region.
The Hornbill festival held in Kohima, Nagaland, is India’s most well-known music and dance festival. Rock and pop music play crucial roles in Northeastern culture.
11. Except Assam, All the states have each less than 4 million (40 lakhs) people making it one of the least populated regions of india.
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Northeast India comprises eight states – the ‘Seven Sister’ states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura, with Sikkim as the eight state. The Seven Sister states have a contiguous border but Sikkim is separated by West Bengal.
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