NEFA stands for North-East Frontier Agency, formerly known as the North-East Frontier Tracts, was a political division during British India. After independence in 1947, it became a part of the state of Assam, after which it was under the rule of the state of Assam until it was renamed as a union territory. Its name was changed to the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh on 20 January 1972. Later it got the status of a state on 20 February 1987. It was now under the rule of the Chief Minister of the state. Arunachal Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India. It is the northernmost state of the country. It shares its border with the states of Assam and Nagaland. It also shares its international borders with the countries of Bhutan, China and Myanmar. The capital of the state is Itanagar. It has total 23 districts. The population is predominantly Buddhist.