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Assam in Brief

Assam is situated at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. It is the largest State in northeast India. The State accounts for nearly 2.4% of India‘s total geographical area. It is bordering Arunachal Pradesh in the east, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Bangladesh in the west, Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan in the north and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura in the south. Here’s Assam in brief

Assam in brief

Total Area78,438.08 square kilometer
Latitude88.25° East to 96°East
Longitude24.5° North to 28° North
Male population*1,59,39,443
Male population*52
Female population*1,52,66,133
Female population (%)*48
Population density*398 per square kilometer area
Sex ratio*958
Total districts34
Literacy rate*72.19%
Male literacy rate*77.85%
Female literacy rate*66.27%
State songO Mur Aapunar Dekh
State mottoJoi Aai Axom
State languageAssamese
State literary societyAxom Xahitya Xobha
State festivalBihu
State danceBihu dance
State flowerKopou phul (Foxtail Orchids)
State treeHollong (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus)
State animalOne horned rhino
State birdDeo haah (White-winged wood duck)
Lok sabha constituency14
Rajya sabha seat7
Vidhan sabha constituency126
City animal of guwahatiGangetic River Dolphin
National parks5
Wildlife sanctuary18
Biosphere reserve2
  • As per Census 2011

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