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Dhing is located in Assam
Location in Assam, India
Dhing is located in India
Dhing (India)
Coordinates: 26°28′N 92°28′E / 26.47°N 92.47°E / 26.47; 92.47Coordinates: 26°28′N 92°28′E / 26.47°N 92.47°E / 26.47; 92.47
Country  India
State Assam
District Nagaon
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,841
 • Official Assamese
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 782123
Vehicle registration AS02

Dhing is a town and a town area committee in Nagaon district in the state of Assam, India.


Dhing is located at 26°28′N 92°28′E / 26.47°N 92.47°E / 26.47; 92.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 58 metres (190 feet).

Dhing is a small town located at the North-West part of Nagaon district in the state of Assam, India. It is in Nagaon sub-division. Dhing is located at a distance of around 25 kilometres from Nagaon town. The road from Nagaon town is the main road through which Dhing is connected. Dhing is connected with Guwahati by a broad-gauge railway track. The road via Baruwati and Morigaon is the shortest road to Guwahati. The historically important place Bardowa (or Batadrava) the birthplace of great saint of not only Assam but India Sri Sri Sankardev is on the way to Dhing from Nagaon town. Most of the population of the region in the locality of Dhing are cultivators. The locality produces mostly paddy, jute, various vegetables etc.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Dhing had a population of 17,841. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Dhing has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78% and, female literacy is 68%. In Dhing, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Revolutionary Communist leader M. Shamsul Huda also a writer, Literary Pensioner who had been elected several times with also highest ever cast votes in his favour to the Assam Legislative Assembly as its Member from Dhing LAC Dhing is part of Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Eminent People[edit]

First Indian woman to win a gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships Hima Das belongs to Dhing. Famous Assamese poet Ratnakanta Borkakati was born here and his contribution to modern Assamese literature was remarkable.


Dhing serves as an educational hub for the surrounding villages with many school and other educational institutes it has. Below are the list of school and colleges in Dhing

  1. Dhing K.B Higher secondary school - it is an old govt school Dhing has which recently celebrated its 75th year of establishment. Students from all around neighborhood villages attend this school with good reputation and this school has produced many state rank holders in state level 10th and 12th certification examination. The medium of instruction of this school is Assamese
  2. Dhing GB Higher Secondary School. - The medium of instruction of this school is Bengali.
  3. Christ Jyoti School - The medium of instruction of this school is English and it is one of the most sought for private school of the region.
  4. Dhing Marwari Hindi Prathamik Vidhyalaya - Medium of Instruction is Hindi and Assamese, for primary education.
  5. Dhing Public High School - govt school.
  6. Dhing College - Only institute of higher education where student can pursue Bachelor degree in Arts and Science .This college conducts classes for 12th in arts and science stream as well.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhing
  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 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-06.