Gossaigaon

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Gossaigaon
city
Gossaigaon is located in Assam
Gossaigaon
Gossaigaon
Gossaigaon is located in India
Gossaigaon
Gossaigaon
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°25′11″N 89°59′03″E / 26.41972°N 89.98417°E / 26.41972; 89.98417Coordinates: 26°25′11″N 89°59′03″E / 26.41972°N 89.98417°E / 26.41972; 89.98417
Country  India
State Assam
District Kokrajhar
Government
 • Body Gossaigaon Town Committee
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,267
Languages
 • Official Bodo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 783360
Telephone code +91 3669
Vehicle registration AS

Gossaigaon (Assamese: গোসাইগাঁও) is one of the small towns of Assam, India. This is a sub-divisional headquarters of Kokrajhar district (BTAD). The inhabitants are diverse, religiously. This place is well connected by Ground transportation and rail roads, hence is a good business place. It has a small river (Madati), and forested areas which include such saleable trees as Shorea robusta (sal), Tectona grandis (teak). Mornai Tea Estate is also important. Many people from this small town and its neighboring villages are higher officials of India and abroad. This place practices organic farming, also modern agriculture following recent scientific developments.

Geography[edit]

Gossaigaon is located at 26°25′11″N 89°59′03″E / 26.41972°N 89.98417°E / 26.41972; 89.98417.[1] It has an average elevation of 50 metres (164 feet). Vegetation is deciduous and evergreen, also grass lands at patches

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Gossaigaon had a population of 13,267. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gossaigaon has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 68%. In Gossaigaon, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.Besides, the demographic break up of the population is mostly comprises with the Scheduled Tribe(PT), second position occupies religious minority and the third position is held uop by the Adivasi people.

Education[edit]

It has college with Arts, Science and Commerce streams in 10+2 level, and various schools such as Gossaigaon Boys Higher Secondary, Shastri Vidyapith, St. Anthony's E.M High School, Sankardev Vidya Niketan, Little Star E.M. School,Collegiate High School and Sunrise E.M. High School, Gossaigaon Girl's High School etc. Also for higher education, there is Gossaigaon B.Ed College. Students from both town and near-by areas get enrolled here.

ST Antony's E.M. School Gossaigaon

Transportation[edit]

There is a railway station named as Gossaigaon Hat, where all the passengers trains and a few mail trains halts. There is also a Bus stand providing buses and small vehicles for travelling towards different parts of lower Assam and border areas of West Bengal.

Medical[edit]

The RNB Civil Hospital is the biggest government hospital in this area. It is a 100 bedded hospital.There is also a small government hospital in the town. A Veterinary hospital is located near the government hospital.

Offices[edit]

Almost all types of Offices are available in Gossaigaon except a few for which the locals are required to approach the Kokrajhar District (viz. RTO, Marriage Registrar etc.). The Police station, Post Office, Circle Office, BSNL Office etc. are located side by side in the main town and the rest are located in Habrubil in the Court premises.The highest authority in the town is the Sub Divisional Officer (SDO Civil), whose office is located in the Court Premises Habrubil.

Politics[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gossaigaon
  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 2008-10-05.