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It is divided into 23 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||26. Jan. 1950|
|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|
|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.|
Blogs about Assam
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…
Kaziranga National Park in Assam : A World Heritage Site : Location: Asom (Assam) A bastion of diversity, the Kaziranga National Park is one of the most significant achievements of India in terms of wildlife conservation. Stretching across an area of 429.93 sq km, the park is the homeland of two-third of the One Horned Rhinoceros in the world along with other species of wildlife. It also boasts of having the highest density of tigers around the world and so was declared as a Tiger Reserve…
Sivadol: Shiva Temple in Sivasagar : Location: Sivasagar, Assam Situated on the banks of Borpukhuri tank in Sivasagar town of Assam, Sivadol is believed to be the tallest Shiva temples located in India, with a height of 104 feet. 'Dol' means temple in the local Assamese language. The temple was built by the queen of the Ahom King Swargdeo Siba Singha, Bar Raja Ambika in 1734. Capped with a seven-feet high large Golden Dome called 'Kolosi', it is one of the…
Talatal Ghar in Assam: Largest of all Ahom Monuments : Location: Rangpur, near Sivasagar, Assam Largest among all Ahom monuments, the Talatal Ghar in Assam was initially built as an army base. It is located near Rang Ghar (yet another specimen of Ahom architecture) and was built by Rajeswara Singha. Talatal Ghar has three storeys that are underground (closed for tourists) and four above the ground. The ground floor had store rooms, stables and servant quarters, while the upper floors were for the royal family.…
Charaideo Maidams in Assam : Location: 28 km from Sibsagar, Assam At first sight, this attraction of Sibsagar reminded me of the famous cartoon show - Teletubbies - that I used to follow when I was a kid. It had grassy landscapes with domes and hills and the four toddlers (cartoon characters) used to hop and play around. :-D Established by the Ahom King Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha in 1228, Charaideo in Assam was the first capital of the Ahom Kingdom.…
Last Updated on : 12/04/2013