Facts and Interesting Points About Assam

Interesting Points About Assam

  • Assam is considered the largest tea-producing state in the whole world.
  • The world’s largest river island Majuli is located in the state. It has become the first river island district in 2016.
  • Digboi of Assam is the oldest oil refinery in Asia and here the first oil well was drilled.
  • Sualkuchi town of Assam is the biggest weaving village in the world.

More Informations About Assam

General Details About Assam

Formation 26 January 1950
Capital Dispur
Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Districts 34
Area (km2) 78,438
Lok Sabha Seats 14
Rajya Sabha Seats 7
State Legislative Assembly Seats 126
Languages Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Hindi, Sadri

State Symbols of Assam

State Animal Indian Rhinoceros
State Bird White-Winged Wood Duck
State Tree Hollong
State Flower Foxtail Orchids

Demography of Assam

Population (2011 Census) 31,169,272
Population Density (per km2) 397
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 958
Literacy Rate (%) 72.19
Per Capita Income (₹) 109,069

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Assam

  1. Kaziranga National Park
  2. Manas National Park
  3. Dibru – Saikhowa National Park
  4. Nameri National Park
  5. Rajiv Gandhi Orang National ParkGarampani Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Panidehing Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Bherjan – Borajan – Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary
  15. East K. Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary
  16. Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary
  17. Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary
  18. Nambor – Doigrung Wildlife Sanctuary
  19. Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary
  20. Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
  21. Borail Wildlife Sanctuary
  22. Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Rivers in Assam

  1. Brahmaputra River
  2. Barak River

Highest Mountains Peak in Assam

  1. Namcha Barwa (7,782m)

Agriculture in Assam

 Crops Rice, Maize, Pulses, Potato, Wheat, Tea, Jute, Oilseeds, Sugarcane, Cotton and Tobacco

Mineral Deposits in Assam

  1. Coal
  2. Limestone
  3. Iron
  4. Copper
  5. Gypsum
  6. China Clay
  7. Iron Ore
  8. Glass Sand
  9. Sillimanite
  10. Granite

Airports in Assam

  1. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (Guwahati)
  2. Dibrugarh Airport
  3. Rupsi Airport (Dhubri)
  4. Silchar Airport
  5. Tezpur Airport

Traditional Dances in Assam

  1. Bihu Dance
  2. Bagurumba Dance
  3. Bhortal Dance
  4. Ojapali Dance
  5. Jhumur Dance
  6. Bagurumba Dance
  7. Deodhani Dance

Art and Crafts of Assam

  1. Handlooms– Muga (Golden Silk), Pat Silk, Eri Silk
  2. Bamboo and Cane Crafts– Baskets, Hats, Mats, Stools etc.
  3. Wood Crafts– Wooden Handicrafts, Wooden Furniture etc.
  4. Metal Crafts and Jewellery Making– Brass and Bell Metal articles, Jewellery Making
  5. Schools of Painting– Tai Ahom School, Sattriya School.

Regional Festivals Assam

  1. Bihu
  2. Baishagu
  3. Ali-Ai-Ligang
  4. Baikho
  5. Rongker
  6. Rajini Gabra Harni Gabra
  7. Bohaggiyo Bishu
  8. Ambubashi Mela
  9. Jonbill Mela

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