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Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar
कक्राझार
city
Kokrajhar is located in Assam
Kokrajhar
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Assam
Government
 • Type Autonomous Council
 • Body Kokrajhar Municipality Board
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,136
Languages
 • Official Bodo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 783370
Telephone code 03661
Sex ratio 52:50 /
Website .in.govkokrajhar

Kokrajhar (ˌkɒkrəˈʤɑ:; Assamese: কোকৰাঝাৰ; Bodo: कक्राझार

) is a town in Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam, one of the North East States and territories of India.

Kokrajhar city is located along the bank of Gourang River. The North East Indian Railways divides the city into two sides, north and the south. Kokrajhar city is the headquarters of Kokrajhar district and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Climate 2
  • History 3
  • People 4
  • Local Info 5
  • Demographics 6
  • Transportation 7
  • Media and communications 8
  • Education 9
  • Politics 10
  • See also 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13

Geography

Kokrajhar is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 38 metres (124 feet).

Climate

Climate data for Kokrajhar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30
(86)
33
(91)
38
(100)
40
(104)
38
(100)
40
(104)
37
(99)
37
(99)
37
(99)
35
(95)
32
(90)
28
(82)
40
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 23
(73)
25
(77)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
27
(81)
24
(75)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
12
(54)
15
(59)
20
(68)
22
(72)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
21
(70)
16
(61)
11
(52)
19
(66)
Record low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−3
(27)
4
(39)
11
(52)
16
(61)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
9
(48)
0
(32)
−1
(30)
−3
(27)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.4
(0.449)
12.8
(0.504)
57.7
(2.272)
142.3
(5.602)
248.0
(9.764)
350.1
(13.783)
353.6
(13.921)
269.9
(10.626)
166.2
(6.543)
79.2
(3.118)
19.4
(0.764)
5.1
(0.201)
1,717.7
(67.626)
Source: wunderground.com[2]

History

Once Kokrajhar was a part of undivided Goalpara district. The then Goalpara District consisted of Kokrajhar, Bongagaigaon, Dhubri and present Goalpara districts. Earlier, it was a part of the Bijni kingdom, ruled those of the Koch dynasty. Bijni Kingdom and Biddapur Kingdom (Maharaja Ajit Narayan Dev) were part of the Koch Hajo, and before that, Kamata kingdom.

People

A Brahma Temple at Kokrajhar

It is occupied by different communities and cultures, The main inhabitants are Bodos, Koch Rajbongshis, Nepali, Assamese, Bengalis, Garo, Santalis and other communities too.

Local Info

Local Dances: Bagurumba is a famous local dance of Bodo peoples in Kokrajhar.It is a group dance which is performed by girls. Here we can also observe Bishuwa, Jhumur, Bihu, Sattriya dances during Assamese festival celebrations in Kokrajhar.
Handicrafts: Kokrajhar also famous for local handicrafts, they are bamboo household articles, cloth toys, pottery, Clay dolls, pith and masks.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kokrajhar had a population of 905,764. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kokrajhar has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 74%. In Kokrajhar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. The district has 3 sub divisions Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon and Basugaon.

Transportation

Kokrajhar is served by the Assam State Transport Corporation, Bodoland Transport Co. buses, private buses and cars to important places of Assam. The Kokrajhar railway station falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway of Indian Railways with services to important cities of the country like Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai etc. Important trains like Rajdhani Express, Kamrup Express, Brahmaputra Mail, North East Express, Vivek Express, Garib Rath Express etc. have their stoppage at Kokrajhar railway station.

Media and communications

All India Radio has a local station in Kokrajhar which transmits various programs of mass interest.

Education

Notable educational institutes of Kokrajhar are-

Politics

Kokrajhar consists of two assembly constituencies: Kokrajhar East and Kokrajhar West, both of which are part of Kokrajhar (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kokrajhar
  2. ^ "Historical Weather for Delhi, India". Weather Underground. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

External links

  • Official home page
  • Inida9.com
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