Howraghat

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Howraghat
হাওৰাঘাট (Hawar-Kehat)
town
Howraghat is located in Assam
Howraghat
Howraghat
Howraghat is located in India
Howraghat
Howraghat
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°05′14″N 93°08′17″E / 26.08722°N 93.13806°E / 26.08722; 93.13806Coordinates: 26°05′14″N 93°08′17″E / 26.08722°N 93.13806°E / 26.08722; 93.13806
Country  India
State Assam
District Karbi Anglong
Government
 • Body Howraghat Town Committee
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,659
Languages
 • Official English, Assamese
 • Regional Karbi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AS

Howraghat (IPA: ˈhɑʊrəˌgɑːt) is a town in the Karbi Anglong district of India's state of Assam. It is home to many indigenous communities mainly Karbi, Dimasa, Bodo, Ahom, etc.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Howraghat" came from portmanteau of two Karbi words hawar (area) and kehat (crossing), therefore the meaning is "crossing the area", basically crossing the river (present) in the area. However over the age the name changed to "Howra-ghat" due to differences in pronunciation by various new communities living and settling in and around the area.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Howraghat had a population of 4659. Males constitute 58% of the population and females 42%. Howraghat has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 73%. In Howraghat, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

  • Ambika Academy
  • Atur Kimi English School
  • Howraghat College
  • Howraghat Higher Secondary School
  • Howraghat English Medium High School
  • Howraghat Town Girls High School
  • National English School
  • Pan Engti ME School
  • Srimanta Shankardeva Vidyalay
  • Shankar dev shisu vidya Niketan

Politics[edit]

Howraghat is part of Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05.