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Jagiroad is located in Assam
Location in Assam, India
Jagiroad is located in India
Jagiroad (India)
Coordinates: 26°12′28″N 92°24′22″E / 26.207815°N 92.406006°E / 26.207815; 92.406006Coordinates: 26°12′28″N 92°24′22″E / 26.207815°N 92.406006°E / 26.207815; 92.406006
Country  India
State Assam
District Morigaon
Population (2011)
 • Total 17,739
 • Official Tiwa and Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 782410
Telephone code +913678
Vehicle registration AS 21
Jagiroad is a place located in Mayong Sub-Division, in Morigaon  district of Assam state, India. It includes a Paper Mill[(NPM)] and Asia's biggest dry fish market. It was earlier known as Nakhola, but in British Rule of India, due to frequent confusion with the name Noakhali of Bangladesh, it was changed to Jagiroad because the road to Jagi a place in Morigaon passes through this place. The Tiwa (Lalung) community form the majority in this area.


As of 2011 India census,Jagiroad had a population of 17,739. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. As of 2011 census there are 920 females per 1000 male in the census town. Jagiroad has an average literacy rate of 87%, male literacy is 91%, and female literacy is 74%. In Jagiroad, 10.3% of the population is under six years of age.

Total geographical area of Jagiroad census town is 12 sq.km and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1431 persons per sq.km. There is only one ward in this census town which is Jagiroad Ward No 01.

Nearest railway station is Jagiroad which is within the census town. Mayong is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Morigoan which is 25 km away. Dispur (Guwahati) is the state head quarter of the census town and is 65 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1399 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33 °C and minimum temperature goes down to 9 °C.

Jagiroad has 37% (6485) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 11% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.


Jagiroad is part of Nowgong (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]


National Highway 37 (India) and the Guwahati–Lumding section operated by Indian Railways' North East Frontier Railway pass through Jagiroad. Jagiroad is also connected with Morigaon by Morigaon Road.



The Nagaon Paper Mill (NPM) was established in 1970. A unit of Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd. which is situated on the National Highway 37 at Kagajnagar in Jagiroad. It is the first paper mill in the world to produce Kraft pulp in Kamyr Continuous Digester with 100% bamboo as raw material.



Jagiroad College, Jagiroad junior college

High Schools[edit]

  1. Bapuji High School
  2. Jagiroad Higher Secondary School(10+2)
  3. N. F. Railway High School.
  4. Indus Academy
  5. Nalanda Academy
  6. Sahid Lakhi Deka Higher Secondary School
  7. Jyotiniwas High School, Nizarapar(Jagiroad)
  8. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jagiroad(10+2)
  9. Sankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan[vague]
  10. Jagiroad Girl's High School[vague]
  11. HPC High School[vague]

Lower Primary Schools (Prathamik Vidyalaya)[edit]

These schools provide education up to standard for:

  1. Jagiroad Hindi Prathmic Vidyalaya
  2. Ghunusa Habi Prathamik Vidyalaya
  3. Nokhula Grant Prathamik Vidyalaya
  4. Bishnu Rava Nimna Buniyadi Prathamik Vidyalaya
  5. Tarak Chandra Prathamik Vidyalaya
  6. Indira Nagar Prathamik Vidyalaya
  7. Bhanu bidya mandir
  8. Bachpan Pre- School
  9. Kidzee
  10. Tegheria L.p. School


  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-06.