Kurung Kumey district, which is one of the 16 districts of the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, has its administrative headquarters in Koloriang. It derives its name from the Kurung and the Kumey, two major rivers which flow through this district.
Kurung Kumey History:
The district derives its name from Subansiri river, its stream twin rivers Kurng and Kumey. It is the triburaty of Brahmaputra River, that flows from Tibet. By a Govt. of India Notification of 1914, the area covered by this district was made a part of the �Northern Section" of the "North East Frontier Track" within which entire British rule was regulated by a Inner Line in 1919. This Track was renamed as the "Subansiri Frontier Track" with the name of Kimin Sub-Agency and its administrative Headquarters continued to be at Lakhimpur-Kimin.
In the year 1954, it was renamed as the Subansiri Frontier Division and its headquarters was transferred to Ziro-Yangte. Like other parts of NEFA, it was also under the jurisdiction of Ministry of External Affairs and over-all in-charge of the district was a Political Officer. Later on Subansiri Frontier Division was renamed as Lower Subansiri district and the Political Officer was turned into Deputy Commissioner. The Kurung Kumey district was carved out from Lower Subansiri district in the year 2001. Presently, the district headquarters has been shifted at Koloriang, which was initially set up temporarily at Palin with its camp office at Ziro.
Kurung Kumey Culture
Nyokum Yullo is the major festival of the district celebrated during the month of February. Solung festival is also celebrated in the upper region of the district i.e. Koloriang, Sarli. Rikam Pada and Buya are the major dances of the region. It is performed to welcome the guest by reflecting the culture of its community. The Nyishi people wear lavish ornaments called Tassand, Rurh, Lakte.
Kurung Kumey Climate
The district falls within 15' to 20' temperature zone and the temperature often falls to 5 to 7 degree in winter. The region experiences very cold climate during winter and very hot during summer. High rainfall is experienced in the district very hilly and high geographical terrain. The district is most of time covered by clouds. Strong winds blow in the nature,