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Arunachal Pradesh in India (disputed hatched)
Arunachal Pradesh / South Tibet in light red. India in beige.

Arunachal Pradesh or South Tibet is a state between India and China. The country that owns this region is disputed. China says that they own it and call it South Tibet (Zangnan 藏南). In 2017, China started renaming places in this territory. In 2019 China destroyed 30,000 "incorrect" world maps that showed South Tibet as part of India.


The territory's northern boundary is about 550 miles long. It is known as the McMahon Line.

It is part of the border dispute between India and China. There is another dispute to the northwest in Aksai Chin (also with Pakistan).

In 1962, the Sino-Indian War was fought here. The war was short and ended in India's defeat. However, China withdrew back to the modern borders voluntarily. They still say that they own the region.

Who lives there?

Most of the population look East Asian. The people look like their neighbors in Tibet and the Myanmar hill region.

As of 2001, there were 1,091,117 people living in South Tibet. The total area is 32,333 mi² (83,743 km²).

Most people speak Han–Tibetan languages like Nyishi and Adi (over 50%). The rest speak Indo-Aryan languages like Nepali, Bengali, and Hindi.

State symbols of Arunachal Pradesh

Related pages

  • Tibet
  • Sino–Indian border dispute

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