(Hin) : ईटानगर iṭānagara
‘Brick City’ -City/Capital, Arunachal Pradesh
From Asm: ita, ‘brick’; and Asm: nagar, ‘city’, ‘town’.
It is actually the fort here, and not the city, that was built of bricks – the city inherited the name and was more famous for its wooden longhouses.
The Fort was built in the 14th-15thC during the Chutiya dynasty.
Itanagar is a classic hill-station, sitting against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains. It was originally a settlement of the Nishi tribe but is now capital of the whole state. With a population of only 60, 000 it is less than a city but more than a village.