Dergaon

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Dergaon
দেৰগাঁও
city
Dergaon is located in Assam
Dergaon
Dergaon
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°42′N 93°58′E / 26.7°N 93.97°E / 26.7; 93.97Coordinates: 26°42′N 93°58′E / 26.7°N 93.97°E / 26.7; 93.97
Country  India
State Assam
District Golaghat
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,364
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dergaon (IPA: ˈdɜːˌgɑ̃ʊ) is a town and a municipality in Golaghat district in the state of Assam, India.

Hemchandra Barua, the compiler of Hemkosh (the earliest Assamese-English dictionary) was from Dergaon.

Geography[edit]

Dergaon is located at 26°42′N 93°58′E / 26.7°N 93.97°E / 26.7; 93.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 82 metres (269 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Dergaon had a population of 13,364. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Dergaon has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88% and, female literacy is 81%. In Dergaon, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Politics[edit]

Dergaon is part of Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency).[3] Dergaon is a constituency in the 126 member Assam legislative assembly. It is reserved for scheduled caste candidates. The present MLA is Aroti Hazarika Kachari of Indian National Congress (INC).

Transport[edit]

Dergaon is very well connected by roadways to all the places of Assam. The National Highway 37 (India) passes through Dergaon. Baruah Bamun Gaon railway station is the closest railway station of Dergaon. The nearest airport is Jorhat Airport.

Education[edit]

DKD College (website), Police Training College (website) and Dergaon Higher Secondary School are some of the oldest educational institutions in Dergaon. Started in 1908, Dergaon Higher Secondary School has recently observed its 100's anniversary. Besides these, the Girls' H.S. School, Indrani Devi High School and Shishu Bharti High School has also given much importance on the all-round development of the students of this town. Don Bosco High School, established in 1995, had the first result of HSLC in 2007.Shankardev Shishu Niketan,Dergaon, pioneer in assamese medium for private sector schools,is also significant for its good education, brilliant results and co-curricular activities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dergaon
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies". Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  4. ^ Shishu Shiksha Samiti Assam,vbassam.org