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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
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…
Faded sheen of BJP in By-poll, big setback but too early to conclude : Except from the initial counting trends, it was clear that the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enjoyed by the party in Lok Sabha elections in May, was fading. After counting it became obvious that results of by-polls are far different from the results of Lok Sabha elections. Party's performances in prime states viz UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat was far below the expectations, the same states where BJP had clean victory in Lok Sabha…
Jahnabi, the first MS Word processor in Assamese : Indian technology has been taking important steps in the last few years towards becoming more empowered and a major part of this movement has been contributed to by the indigenous developers. Recently several techies from Assam have volunteered to create a MS Word processor named Jahnabi, which will be operated in the local language. Incidentally, a regional variation of the MS Word in Bengali has been developed as well. In all probability, this medium too…
Last Updated on : October 16, 2014