Haflong

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Haflong
Town
Nickname(s): Switzwerland of northeast, India
Haflong is located in Assam
Haflong
Haflong
Haflong is located in India
Haflong
Haflong
Coordinates: 25°10′08″N 93°00′58″E / 25.169°N 93.016°E / 25.169; 93.016Coordinates: 25°10′08″N 93°00′58″E / 25.169°N 93.016°E / 25.169; 93.016
Country  India
State Assam
District Dima Hasao
Government
 • Body Haflong Town Committee
Area
 • Total 12.79 km2 (4.94 sq mi)
Elevation 966.216 m (3,170.000 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 43,756
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official English English, Haflong Hindi, Dimasa
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 788819
Telephone code 03673
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS

Haflong is a town and headquarters of Dima Hasao in India in the state of Assam. It is the only hill station in Assam.[2] Haflong is a Dimasa word meaning Anthill.[3]

Climate[edit]

Haflong has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa), falling just short of a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).

Climate data for Haflong
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
25.2
(77.4)
28.4
(83.1)
29.0
(84.2)
20.0
(68)
28.3
(82.9)
26.5
(79.7)
28.2
(82.8)
25.8
(78.4)
24.3
(75.7)
26.0
(78.8)
18.1
(64.6)
29
(84.2)
Average high °C (°F) 19.6
(67.3)
20.2
(68.4)
21.0
(69.8)
22.2
(72)
22.2
(72)
25.7
(78.3)
24.9
(76.8)
23.2
(73.8)
22.7
(72.9)
22.3
(72.1)
21.6
(70.9)
20.7
(69.3)
22.19
(71.97)
Average low °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
12.0
(53.6)
15.9
(60.6)
20.0
(68)
22.7
(72.9)
20.9
(69.6)
20.6
(69.1)
20.6
(69.1)
21.7
(71.1)
21.9
(71.4)
16.7
(62.1)
11.8
(53.2)
17.76
(63.97)
Record low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
4.1
(39.4)
6.3
(43.3)
12.0
(53.6)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
18.4
(65.1)
18.1
(64.6)
15.7
(60.3)
10.6
(51.1)
8.3
(46.9)
5.0
(41)
3.7
(38.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 11.9
(0.469)
18.3
(0.72)
55.8
(2.197)
147.9
(5.823)
244.2
(9.614)
316.4
(12.457)
345.4
(13.598)
264.3
(10.406)
185.9
(7.319)
91.2
(3.591)
18.7
(0.736)
7.1
(0.28)
0
(0)
Average rainy days 1.8 2.9 5.8 13.1 17.0 19.6 22.3 18.5 15.2 7.4 2.8 1.3 127.7
Average relative humidity (%) 69 55 47 48 55 51 53 52 53 52 52 52 53.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 106.3 174.7 180.1 181.0 152.2 102.0 104.0 121.2 98.0 104.6 131.0 132.5 1,587.6
Source #1: World Meteorological Organization.[4] NOAA (extremes & humidity, 1971–1990)[5]
Source #2: Hong Kong Observatory.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haflong City Population Census 2011 - Assam". www.census2011.co.in. 
  2. ^ Haflong - Assam's Hill Station, India-north-east.com
  3. ^ "The tourist destinations of magi". diprnchills.gov.in. 
  4. ^ World Weather Information Service-Guwahati, World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Haflong Climate Normals 1971-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Climatological Information for Haflong, India[permanent dead link], Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 24 July 2013.

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