Badarpur, Assam

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Badarpur
City
Badarpur is located in Assam
Badarpur
Badarpur
Badarpur is located in India
Badarpur
Badarpur
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 24°54′N 92°36′E / 24.9°N 92.6°E / 24.9; 92.6Coordinates: 24°54′N 92°36′E / 24.9°N 92.6°E / 24.9; 92.6
Country  India
State Assam
District Karimganj
Founded by Hazrat Shah Badar
Government
 • Body Badarpur Town Committee
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 33,400
Languages
 • Official Bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS-10

Badarpur (Pron:/ˌbʌdəˈpʊə/) is a town and a town area committee in Karimganj district in the state of Assam, India. Badarpur is also known as "Rail Shohor" ("Railway Town" in Bengali).[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Badarpur is located at 24°54′N 92°36′E / 24.9°N 92.6°E / 24.9; 92.6.[1] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 feet). Badarpur is surrounded by river Barak on the north, Saraspur hill range in the east and southeast and villages and paddy field in the west

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Badarpur had a population of around 33400 consisting of Town Committee, Railway Township and Chapar Census Town. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Badarpur has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 79.5%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. As of 28 March 2016, the population of Badarpur stands around 1,50,000.

Politics[edit]

Badarpur is part of Karimganj (Lok Sabha constituency).[3] At present the MLA of Badarpur is Jamal Uddin Ahmed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Badarpur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2012: Data from the 2011 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Badarpur Constituency". goassam.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.