Hojai

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Hojai
হোজাই
village
Hojai is located in Assam
Hojai
Hojai
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°00′N 92°52′E / 26.0°N 92.87°E / 26.0; 92.87Coordinates: 26°00′N 92°52′E / 26.0°N 92.87°E / 26.0; 92.87
Country  India
State Assam
District Nagaon
Government
 • Body Hojai Municipality Board
Population (2011)
 • Total 347,627
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 782435

Hojai {IPA: hə(ʊ)ˈdʒɑɪ} is a city and a municipal board in Nagaon district in the Indian state of Assam.

Geography[edit]

Hojai is located at 26°00′N 92°52′E / 26.0°N 92.87°E / 26.0; 92.87.[1] It has an average elevation of 59 metres (193 feet).

History[edit]

Hojai was a part of Dimasa Kachari Kingdom in medieval times. According to Ahom Buranjee, Dimasa Kachari Kingdom stretches from Dikhu river to Kallong river.The Dimasa Kacharies living in Hojai are known as "Hojai- Kacharies" to others. "Hojai" is one of the clans(Sengphongs) of Dimasa tribe, probably The city "Hojai" got its name from this clan.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Hojai had a population of 35,722. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Hojai has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 74%. In Hojai, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age..There is also the largest rural hospital in its kind i.e. Haji Abdul Majid Memorial Hospital and Research Centre and a number of small scale industries,it is also known for its trade hub,there is also lots of big markets and with much of monopoly and competition and there is boom in all trades.

Politics[edit]

Hojai is part of Nowgong (Lok Sabha constituency).[3] | At present Dr. Ardhendu Kumar Dey is the Local MLA.

Education[edit]

Hojai is also looking for modern educational development, as such there are several private educational institutions. Amongst them are Sankardev Junior College, Aryan Academy, Bibekananda College, Radiant Academy Junior College, Ajmal Colleges and many others, all of those are important for imparting quality education at the 10+2 level of Arts and Commerce stream. It also has some good result making schools like Markaz Academy Don Bosco High School, K.M.K. Memorial Academy, Zenith English Academy, New Dawn English School, Skylark English School, Morning Glory English School, Oxford Academy, Rabindra Bidyalaya, Renaissance Academy etc. Hojai too has science stream schools and colleges like Deshbandhu Bidyapith HS School,Hojai College etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hojai
  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" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-06.