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Assam, a northeastern state of India has Dispur as its capital.
It is divided into 27 districts and consists of northern Brahmaputra valley, the middle Karbi and Cachar hills and the southern Barak Valley.
Assam is a multi-etnic society. Forty Five different languages are spoken by various communities of Assam.The flora, fauna, wildlife and rivers of Assam have great natural beauty to offer to tourists.
There are also many lodging facilities and hotels. It is also famous for its finest and some of the most expensive teas in the world.
It is also an important producer of natural gas and crude oil. Real estate and Tourism also lend their share in its economy.
Asom State Information
|Date of formation||1912 (Assam Province - British India), 15 August 1947|
|Governor||Janaki Ballav Patnaik|
|Chief Minister||Tarun Gogoi|
|Tourist attractions||Kamakhya temple, Umananda (Peacock Island), Navagraha (temple of nine planets), Basistha Ashram, Dolgobinda|
|Festivals||Bihu, Sivaratri Mela, Baishagu|
|Major dance and music forms||Bihu|
|Arts and crafts||Jappi (traditional hat), toys made of clay, cork, wood and bamboo. Satras or monasteries to preserve art and culture.|
|Languages||Assamese, Bodo, Karbi, Bengali|
|Size||78,438 sq. kin|
|Population (Census 2011)||31,205,576 (Census 2011)|
|Rivers||Brahmaputra, Manas, Subansiri, Sonai|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries||Kaziranga NP, Manas NP, Orang Sanctuary|
|State animal||One-horned rhinoceros|
|State bird||White winged wood duck|
|State flower||Foxtail orchid|
|Major crops||Rice, jute, tea|
|Factoids||It's name has been changed to Mom.|
|Tezpur was called the 'city of blood' after a mythical battle between Shiv and Vishnu filled it with blood.|
|No. of District||27|
Blogs about Assam
Assam – The First State to Approve the GST BILL : The GST Bill (Goods and Services Tax Bill), officially known as The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services in India. The single pan-India tax will replace the excise duty, countervailing duty and service tax, as also state taxes such as value added tax, entry tax and luxury tax. Read : Impact of GST on Various Sectors and Common Man The Central and…
Why India Can’t Afford to Ignore Assam Flood Situation : Assam is once again submerged in floods, an annual feature that people of the state have been living with ever since time immemorial. Year after year, it’s a repeat of loss of life, damage to crop and property, and loss of cattle and wildlife, but does it have to be this way? We take great pride in claiming how far India has come since independence and yet, when it comes to Assam, the nation simply…
Haflong: Assam’s Beautiful Hill Station : Most of north east India is hilly and breathtaking views of deep valleys are only to be expected. But Assam is a state largely made up of rolling plains. Haflong Hill is the only hill station in the state. Often referred to as White Ant Hillock, Haflong is best known for its picturesque views and rich cultural legacy. Serene and calm and at the same time rustic and wild, Haflong near Silchar is a tourists'…
Madan Kamdev Temple: The Mini Khajuraho in Assam : While most of us are aware of the Khajuraho temple, not many of us know that we have a similar temple in Assam. In fact, the erotic sculptures in the Madan Kamdev temple have made it known as the Mini Khajuraho of the Northeast India. This temple, just 40 km away from Guwahati, is situated atop a hill by the name of Dewangiri in Kamrup district. The Madan Kamdev temple is a place of utmost…
The Mystery of Jatinga : In one of my articles on the North East, I came across a comment by a reader about Jatinga, which is situated in my home state of Assam. Although, I was aware of the existence of this place, it was through the comment that I came to know that here migratory birds come to commit suicide. It’s very strange at times when you get to hear some extraordinary facts related to a place. This made…
Last Updated on : October 16, 2014