Gohpur

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Gohpur
গহপুৰ
Town
Gohpur is located in Assam
Gohpur
Gohpur
Gohpur is located in India
Gohpur
Gohpur
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°53′N 93°38′E / 26.88°N 93.63°E / 26.88; 93.63Coordinates: 26°53′N 93°38′E / 26.88°N 93.63°E / 26.88; 93.63
Country  India
State Assam
District Sonitpur
Government
 • Body Gohpur Town Committee
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,110,000
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS

Gohpur (IPA: ˌgəʊəˈpʊə) is a town and a town area committee in Sonitpur district in the Indian state of Assam. It is a historical place of Assam, where the famous freedom fighter Kanaklata Barua was born.

Geography[edit]

Gohpur is located at 26°53′N 93°38′E / 26.88°N 93.63°E / 26.88; 93.63.[1] It has an average elevation of 69 m (226 feet). The distance between Guwahati and Gohpur is 285 km by road and 266 km by rails. Aerial distance is 208 km.[2] Gohpur also connects Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh, via NH 52. Itanagar is only 31 km from Gohpur through NH 52A. It also connects to Majuli and Jorhat by small ships through the Brahmaputra.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Gohpur had a population of 9408. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gohpur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 66%. In Gohpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The main tribes living in this area are Karbi, Bodo, Mishing.

Politics[edit]

Gohpur is part of Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency.[4] Gohpur Assembly Constituency is one of the biggest in Assam that spreads from Buroi to Hawajan in the North Bank of Assam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gohpur
  2. ^ "Guwahati to Gohpur Distance, Duration, Driving Direction by Road, Trains, Bus / Car at MakeMyTrip Route Planner". www.makemytrip.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-06.