Rangiya

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Rangiya
ৰঙিয়া
Town
Rangiya is located in Assam
Rangiya
Rangiya
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°28′N 91°38′E / 26.47°N 91.63°E / 26.47; 91.63Coordinates: 26°28′N 91°38′E / 26.47°N 91.63°E / 26.47; 91.63
Country  India
State Assam
Region Western Assam
District Kamrup
Elevation 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 26,389
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 781354
Telephone code 03621
Sex ratio 1.17:1 (male:female) /
Website kamrup.nic.in

Rangiya or Rangia (Pron: ˈræŋˌgɪə) is a city and a municipal board in Kamrup rural district in the Indian state of Assam. It is the regional divisional headquarters of the North East Frontier Railway. It's situated 52 kilometres away from the state headquarters Guwahati.

Etymology[edit]

The word Rangiya derived from two Assamese words, rang (colour) and diya which means colourful.

History[edit]

Ancient Rangiya area was part of Kamapitha division of Kamarupa.

Geography[edit]

Rangiya is located at 26°28′N 91°38′E / 26.47°N 91.63°E / 26.47; 91.63.[1] It has an average elevation of 39 metres (128 feet). The river Borolia flows through the heart of the city.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Rangiya had a population of 26,389. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Rangiya has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 67%. In Rangiya, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

There are several educational institutes in Rangiya. Some of them are Jawaharlal Nehru Shishu Vidyalaya (Estd. 1964), Modern English School (Estd. 1993), Third Eye Computer Education Centre, Sankardev Academy Junior college, Pragmetic Academy, Faculty Academy, Symbiosis Academy, Rangiya College (Estd.1964),[3] Manabendra Sarma Girls College, Rangiya Arabic College, Rangiya Teachers Training College, Rangia Higher Secondary School (Estd. 1936), Rangiya Girls' H.S. School, Rangiya High Madrasa & H.S. School, Arimatta Vidyapith H.S. School, Rangiya Hindi High School, Railway High School (Bengali Medium),(Estd.1950), Shankardev Shishu Niketan (Estd. 1987), Ambedkar Lotus English School (Estd. 1984), Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Rangiya Law College and Sankaracharya Vidya Niketan.

Transport[edit]

Rangia railway station is junction station on the New Bongaigaon-Guwahati section of Barauni-Guwahati line. The 450 km (280 mi) long Rangiya-Murkongselek line is being converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge. As of 2013, the work is expected to be completed soon.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rangia
  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. ^ http://www.rangiacollege.org/
  4. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh soon on railway map". The Hindu Business Line, 29 February 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013.