Boko, Kamrup

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Boko
বকো
Town
Boko is located in Assam
Boko
Boko
Boko is located in India
Boko
Boko
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 25°58′40″N 91°14′08″E / 25.97777°N 91.23557°E / 25.97777; 91.23557Coordinates: 25°58′40″N 91°14′08″E / 25.97777°N 91.23557°E / 25.97777; 91.23557
Country  India
State Assam
District Kamrup
Government
 • Body Nagar Palika
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 781123
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS
Website kamrup.nic.in

Boko is a town in Kamrup Rural district of Assam. It is on south bank of the river Brahmaputra.[1] [2]

Transport[edit]

Boko is at National Highway 37. It is well connected with Guwahati and other major nearby towns with private and commercial vehicles. Boko is also an important transportation centre for travelling to Chamaria,Tarabari,Hahim,Lampi(Langpih) etc.
It is just 43 km west of Guwahati International Airport.

Politics[edit]

Boko is part of Gauhati (Lok Sabha constituency). Boko is itself one of the constituencies of the assam legislative assembly
Boko town is under the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council(RHAC)

Nandita Das is the current MLA of Boko.

Etymology[edit]

It is believed that Boko was once a separate kingdom ruled by a local king named Bogai. Boko derives its name from the word baka which also means the bird crane.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boko". onefivenine.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Boko PinCode". pincode.org.in. Retrieved 2015-02-18.