Bijni

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Bijni
বিজনী
city
Bijni is located in Assam
Bijni
Bijni
Bijni is located in India
Bijni
Bijni
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°31′00″N 90°40′00″E / 26.5167°N 90.6667°E / 26.5167; 90.6667Coordinates: 26°31′00″N 90°40′00″E / 26.5167°N 90.6667°E / 26.5167; 90.6667
Country  India
State Assam
District Chirang[B.T.A.D.]
Government
 • Body Bijni Town Committee
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,257
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS
Website basubhowmik.Wapka.Me

Bijni (IPA: ˈbɪʒnɪ) is a town and a town area committee in Chirang district in the state of Assam, India.

Geography[edit]

Bijni is located on the northern bank of Brahmaputra river, at 26°31′N 90°40′E / 26.517°N 90.667°E / 26.517; 90.667.[1] It has an average elevation of 53 metres (173 feet).[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Bijni had a population of 13257. Males constitute 50.4% of the population and females 49.6%. Bijni has an average literacy rate of 89.37%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 93.65% and female literacy of 85.01%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. Bijni is surrounded by village Kawatika, Doturi, Batabari, Bhetagaon, Chhatianguri, Lechiagaon, Amguri, Puran Bijni, Gerukabari, Saktola, Goraimari and Baghmara, Majrabari, bijni panbari road(deukura par).

Koch Dynasty[edit]

The Bijni branch of the Koch dynasty controlled its feudatory from the present-day Bijni town from 1671 till 1864 when it was attacked by Jhawlia Mech, a chieftain from Bhutan. This resulted in the capital moving to Dumuria. In 1897, an earthquake destroyed many royal palaces and capital moved again. The control of Bijni by the Koch Dynasty ended in 1956, as the Indian Government took direct control of the entire region.

New look of Bijni Railway Station,Assam
Bijni railway station
View inside Bijni Namghar

Politics[edit]

Bijni is part of Kokrajhar (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bijni". fallingrain.com. 
  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. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 4, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-05.