Barpeta

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Barpeta
Tatikuchi
Town
Nickname(s): Satra Nagari
Barpeta is located in Assam
Barpeta
Barpeta
Location in Assam, India
Barpeta is located in India
Barpeta
Barpeta
Barpeta (India)
Coordinates: 26°19′N 91°00′E / 26.32°N 91.0°E / 26.32; 91.0Coordinates: 26°19′N 91°00′E / 26.32°N 91.0°E / 26.32; 91.0
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictBarpeta
Elevation35 m (115 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total42,649
Languages
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN781301
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS-15-X-XXXX
Websitebarpeta.nic.in

Barpeta (Pron: bə(r)ˈpeɪtə / bə(r)ˈpi:tə ) is a town in Barpeta district, India and is district headquarters. The city is located 90 kilometres (56 mi) north west of Guwahati and is one of the major cities in Western Assam. It is also called Satra Nagari (Temple town) of Assam due to the presence of various Vaishnavite Satras in the vicinity.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 26°19′N 91°00′E / 26.32°N 91.0°E / 26.32; 91.0.[1] It has an average elevation of 35 metres (114 feet). It is 44 km away from Manas National Park. Three rivers - Chaulkhowa, Mora Nodi (Dead River) and Nakhanda, both of which are tributaries to Brahmaputra run through the town.[2]

Forestry[edit]

Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the National Parks of Assam and one of the few tiger reserves of India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Barpeta had a population of 42,649. Population of Children within age of 0-6 is 3673 which is 8.61 % of total population of Barpeta. The female Sex Ratio is of 1008 against state average of 958. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Barpeta is around 994 compared to Assam state average of 962. Literacy rate of Barpeta city is 90.77 % higher than state average of 72.19 %. In Barpeta, Male literacy is around 94.86 % while female literacy rate is 86.73 % .

Climate[edit]

Barpeta has subtropical climate, with chilly winters and hot humid summers.

Climate data for Barpeta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
32.2
(90)
38.4
(101.1)
39.0
(102.2)
37.0
(98.6)
38.3
(100.9)
36.5
(97.7)
36.2
(97.2)
35.8
(96.4)
34.3
(93.7)
31.0
(87.8)
28.1
(82.6)
39
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) 23.6
(74.5)
26.2
(79.2)
30.0
(86)
31.2
(88.2)
31.2
(88.2)
31.7
(89.1)
31.9
(89.4)
32.2
(90)
31.7
(89.1)
30.3
(86.5)
27.6
(81.7)
24.7
(76.5)
29.4
(84.9)
Average low °C (°F) 10.3
(50.5)
12.0
(53.6)
15.9
(60.6)
20.0
(68)
22.7
(72.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
24.7
(76.5)
21.9
(71.4)
16.7
(62.1)
11.8
(53.2)
19.3
(66.8)
Record low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
6.1
(43)
11.1
(52)
16.2
(61.2)
20.4
(68.7)
21.4
(70.5)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
10.6
(51.1)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
−2.7
(27.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 11.9
(0.469)
18.3
(0.72)
55.8
(2.197)
147.9
(5.823)
244.2
(9.614)
316.4
(12.457)
345.4
(13.598)
264.3
(10.406)
185.9
(7.319)
91.2
(3.591)
18.7
(0.736)
7.1
(0.28)
1,717.7
(67.626)
Average rainy days 1.8 2.9 5.8 13.1 17.0 19.6 22.3 18.5 15.2 7.4 2.8 1.3 127.7
Average relative humidity (%) 79 65 57 68 75 81 83 82 83 82 82 82 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 226.3 214.7 220.1 201.0 192.2 132.0 124.0 161.2 138.0 204.6 231.0 232.5 2,277.6
Source: World Meteorological Organization

Politics[edit]

Barpeta is part of Barpeta (Lok Sabha constituency).[4] Indian president Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed was an MLA from Jania LAC and MP from the Barpeta constituency. Syed Abdur Rouf, A.F Golam Osmani and other prominent persons represented Barpeta in the constitutional assembly.[5] There 7 nos of Assembly Constituency in the district. Those are Jania, Baghbar, Sorbhog, Sarukhetri, Bhabanipur, Chenga and Barpeta .[6]

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station, airport and port is Barpeta Road, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and Dhubri respectively.[7] Barpeta town is connected to National Highway 31 through Howly, and National Highway 427 via Hajo-Doulashal connects it to Guwahati City.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Barpeta
  2. ^ http://barpeta.nic.in/History.htm
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns". Census Commission of India.
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  5. ^ "Members of Constitutional Assembly".
  6. ^ http://umain30.com/profile
  7. ^ CEO, Focus A-Z Entertainment Pvt Ltd "Barpeta" Check |url= value (help). lumain30.com.

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