BONGAIGAON

BONGAIGAON DISTRICT (Assam):

Location North Eastern Himalayan sub-region of India
District Head Quarter Bongaigaon Town
Distance from State Capital 210 KM
Borders Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Dhubri and Goalpara
Latitude-Longitude  89o East to 90o96′ East
Sub-division 3 Nos.,  Bongaigaon(Sadar), North Salmara(C) and Manikpur(C)
Revenue Circles 5 Nos., Bongaigaon, Boitamari, Manikpur, Dangtol and Srijangram
CD Blocks 5 Nos., Dangtol, Boitamari,Tapattary, Srijangram, Manikpur
Gaon Panchayat  65 Nos.
Towns 5 Nos., (as per 2011 census)
Fire Brigrade 1 No.
Rainfall  250 cm to 350 cm
Temperature Min: 13o C, Max: 32o C
Total Area 1725.29 sq KM(Source: Statistical Hand Book Assam, 2012)
 Area of Government Land 291075 Bigha 2 Katha 19.5 Lesa
Area of Reserved Forest Land  42868 Bigha 3 Katha 14 Lesa
Total Population 738804 ( as per 2011 census)
Male 3,75,818
Female 3,62,986
Density  361 persons per sq km(As per 2011 Census)
Literacy Rate 434078 (As per 2011 Census)
Male 2,37,114
Female 1,96,964
Households Rural 1,25,095
Households Urban 24,923
Language Spoken  Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Bodo

 

 BONGAIGAON DISTRICT (Assam), India

 

Boundaries

      Chirang on the north; Barpeta on the east; Goalpara on the south; and Dhubri and Kokrajhar on the west. 


Rivers & Tributaries:


       Manas, Sampaboti, Ai.


Beel:   Dalani.


Important Places : 


New Bongaigaon, Bongaigaon, Abhayapuri. 

 

       Bongaigaon district is situated on the north-west bank of the river Brahmaputra. Bongaigaon district was formed in 1989, and is comprised of two sub-divisions : Bongaigaon and North Salmara. The district headquarter town Bongaigaon is one of the biggest railway junctions besides being an important trade centre of the State. Rapid growth of large and medium scale industries has given rise to ancillary industries at Bongaigaon. Jogighopa, situated on the south of Bongaigaon, was the site of an Ahom fort and European colony. The religious importance of Jogighopa, where caves are sanctified by different ascetics, is enhanced by the Dudhnath temple with its rock-cut images of Shiva and Parbati. It is an important river port and an important business center. The Ashok Paper Mill located here is one of the major industries of the State. Abhayapuri, situated about 20 km north-east of Jogighopa is an important commercial place. Among many temples located at Abhayapuri, the temple is famous for its Goddess Abhaya made of eight metals.

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