Tangla

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Tangla
টংলা
town
Tangla is located in Assam
Tangla
Tangla
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°39′26″N 91°54′45″E / 26.657086°N 91.912479°E / 26.657086; 91.912479Coordinates: 26°39′26″N 91°54′45″E / 26.657086°N 91.912479°E / 26.657086; 91.912479
Country  India
State Assam
District Udalguri(B.T.A.D)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,313
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 784521
Telephone code 03711
Website darrang.nic.in

Tangla (IPA: ˈtæŋglə or ˈtæŋlə) is a town and a town area committee in earlier Darrang district and present Udalguri district (BTAD) in the Indian state of Assam.
It was a prominent businessplace (Jute, Bua (Beetlenuts), Rice etc. and a host of small scale industries) and centre of culture in Darrang district but due to violent agitation by Bodos and Bodo insurgency since past 20 years, its glory had suffered badly.

A really admirable aspect of Tangla is that it has a really diverse population including Tea-tribes, Bodos, Rabhas etc. which leads to its tolerant and rich culture.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Tangla had a population of 17,313. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Tangla has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 70%. In Tangla, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assamese is the major languages spoken in the urban area while others vastly spoken languages include Bodo, Bengali, Nepali, Hindi, English, etc. Assamese, Bodo and Bangla are spoken widely in the surrounding areas.

A number of tea gardens are located nearby and Tangla is the nearest commercial access point for them.

Educational Institutions:

College: Tangla College, North Darrang College and other private colleges like N.E.Province College, National Pioneer College, Arunodoi Junior College (For Science & Arts), Presidency Junior college(for Arts, science and commerce)

Schools : Tangla Higher Secondary School, Tangla Girls High School, Tangla Model High School, Auxilium Convent, Don Bosco, Tangla English Medium High School,Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Arunodoi Academy etc.

Nearest Railyway station: Tangla

Nearest Police station: Tangla

Nearest Airport: LGB International Airport Guwahati

Nearest Hospital: Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Thirty Bedded Govt Hospital

Major Festivals: Rongali Bihu and Bwisagu in the month of April. Durga Puja in October.

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.