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|Nickname(s): Western capital of Karbi Anglong|
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As of 2001[update] India census, Hamren had a population of 8278. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Hamren has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 56%. In Hamren, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The beauty of the green hills around the town is very fascinating. A sweet breeze blows in the town throughout the whole year. The river Kapili passes by it. Towards its southern border there are the hills of Meghalaya and the lake of Borapani. Some important places to visit in Hamren are Boithalngso, Amtreng, Dongka, Khanduli, Tika hills etc.
In Hamren town there are one private college, one higher secondary school and six high schools under the Asst. Inspector of Schools Office. Those are:
- Waisong College,
- Govt Higher Secondary School,
- Presbyterian Mission High School,
- Jirsong Gov't High School,
- Don Bosco High School,
- Girls' High School,
- RongKarbi High School,
- Church of God High School.
- "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.
Hamren is the headquarters of the western division of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous district. It houses the Office of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) which administers the district and enjoys considerable powers of a state government except in certain departments like Law & Order etc.
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