Khowai

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Khowai
খোয়াই
city
Khowai is located in Tripura
Khowai
Khowai
Coordinates: 24°06′N 91°38′E / 24.1°N 91.63°E / 24.1; 91.63Coordinates: 24°06′N 91°38′E / 24.1°N 91.63°E / 24.1; 91.63
Country India
State Tripura
District Khowai district
Government
 • Type Municipal-Council
 • Body Khowai Municipal Council
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,526
Languages
 • Official Bengali, Kokborok, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 799201
Area code(s) 3825

Khowai is a town located in the Indian state of Tripura and a recent nagar panchayat forming into a Khowai Municipal Council in newly formed Khowai district in the Indian state of Tripura. The city lies on the banks of Khowai river and hence from the river the city gets its name. Located near the bangladesh border it has boundaries with it on its entire Southern part.

Demographics[edit]

A view of Shubhash park from Kohinoor complex
Shbhash park, khowai

As of 2001 India census,[1] Khowai had a population of 17,621. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khowai has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 85%. In Khowai, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Forest[edit]

There are two range sector office in the sub-division of Khowai - (i) Khowai & (ii) Padmabil.The Khowai range has 13578 hector land of forest whereas the Padmabil range has 6468 hector of forest land.

Health[edit]

1 sub-divisional hospital - khowai hospital, 5 Public Health centers, 43 health Sub-centers.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Khowai is situated in a plain along the Khowai River and has a monsoon influenced humid subtropical climate with large amounts of rain almost all year. The city experiences long, hot and wet summers, lasting from April to October. Average temperatures are around 28 °C (82 °F), fluctuating with rainfall. There is a short, mild winter from mid-November to early March, with mostly dry conditions and average temperatures around 18 °C (64 °F).

Culture[edit]

The town mainly consists of Bengalis and tripuris, predominance of both Bengali and Kokborok language is there. The main festivals of the town such as Durga Puja and Saraswati puja reflect the influence of the culture of the Bengalis. There is a very good relationship between the different communities and tribes in Tripura. So more or less every festival is enjoyed by every community of people.

Among the native Tripuri festivals, the most famous are Kharchi, Garia Poojas, tripureshari an dothers local festoival like cultural festival tiring (tripura new year), lebang bumani, mosok sulmani, hojagiri dance etc. But all this festival and culcural dance are going to be extinct due to less interaction of government on indegenious people's culture.

Indo-Bangla Border[edit]

The length of Border along Khowai is 61.5 km. It is almost fully fenced(only 950 metres pending).

Khowai District[edit]

The sub-division has already became a district named "Khowai". All the district regulatory offices will start functioning in the district town Khowai.Two sub-division Khowai and Teliamura make New District.its Total Area - 13778.28 sq.km.

Transport[edit]

Khowai Airport which serves Khowai, is currently non-operational.[2]

Education[edit]

No of College - 1. No. of Inspectorate - 3(2 Non-ADC, 2 ADC).No of H.S. School - 20. No. of High School- 26, Sr. Basic School - 77.*Khowai Government Higher Secondary School

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. 
  2. ^ "Unused Airports in India". Center For Asia Pacific Aviation. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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