Chapar, Dhubri

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Chapar
city
Chapar is located in Assam
Chapar
Chapar
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°16′N 90°28′E / 26.27°N 90.47°E / 26.27; 90.47Coordinates: 26°16′N 90°28′E / 26.27°N 90.47°E / 26.27; 90.47
Country  India
State Assam
District Dhubri
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,559
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 783371

Chapar (IPA: ˈtʃɑːpə) (Assamese: চাপৰ) is a small town in the Dhubri district of Assam, India. It is the hometown of one of the former Chief Ministers of Assam, Sarat Chandra Sinha.

Geography[edit]

Chapar is located at 26°16′N 90°28′E / 26.27°N 90.47°E / 26.27; 90.47. It has an average elevation of 22 metres (72 feet). Like the rest of Assam, Chapar frequently has problems with flooding. The town is situated on the bank of the Champabati river.

National Highway 31 passes through Chapar.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[1] Chapar had a population of 18,559. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Chapar has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy of 71% and female literacy of 58%. 14% of the population is under six years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.