Kibithoo Village

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Union Home Minister recently urged people to visit Kibithoo village in Arunachal Pradesh to enjoy its natural beauty and take inspiration from its history.

Why in News?

  • During his trip, the home minister had said that Kibithoo should not be termed as India's last village but first village as the Sun's rays fall first in this village in the country.

About Kibithoo Village:

  • Location: It is located in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It lies on the right bank of the Lohit River.
  • Elevation: 1305 meters.
  • The Meyors tribe form bulk of its population.
  • It is one of the most remote Circle Headquarters in Arunachal Pradesh and the only Circle Headquarters facing the border of India and China.
  • It has also been the witness of the war between India and China in the year 1962.

Key facts about Lohit River:

  • It is the farthest east tributary of Brahmaputra River.
  • Origin: Tirap Phasi Ranges located in the Eastern Tibet.
  • It enters India via Kibithoo village lying at the border post in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The river after entering the country travels through Mishmi Hills of Anjaw and then move towards Lohit district.
  • The river travels all along from Tibet to Arunachal Pradesh for about two hundred kilometers, before merging in Brahmaputra River, Assam.


Q1) Which is India’s westernmost point?

West of Ghuar Mota in Gujarat is the westernmost point of India. Its Latitude/Longitide is 23.67 N/ 68.52 E. Ghuar Mota is in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

Source: Amit Shah urges people to visit India's 'first village' Kibithoo in Arunachal Pradesh