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Karimganj is located in Assam
Location in Assam, India
Karimganj is located in India
Karimganj (India)
Coordinates: 24°52′N 92°21′E / 24.87°N 92.35°E / 24.87; 92.35Coordinates: 24°52′N 92°21′E / 24.87°N 92.35°E / 24.87; 92.35
Country  India
State Assam
District Karimganj
 • Body Karimganj Municipality Board
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,96,969
 • Predominant Sylheti
 • Official Bengali[citation needed]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 788710
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS
Website karimganj.nic.in

Karimganj is a city in the Karimganj District of the Indian state of Assam. It is the administrative headquarters and main city of the district.

Karimganj city is located at 24°52′N 92°21′E / 24.87°N 92.35°E / 24.87; 92.35.[1] The area of Karimganj city is 16.09 km2. It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Karimganj Municipality had a population of 52,316. However, if we consider from the nature of urban characteristics total population of the city may gone up to 100,000, because many parts of the town still fall under the jurisdiction of gram panchayats. Males constitute 51% of total population and females 49%. Karimganj has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 79%. In Karimganj, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Karimganj consists of five assembly constituencies: Karimganj North and Karimganj South, Badarpur, Patharkandi, and Ratabari; all of which are part of Karimganj (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

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  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Karimganj
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 5 October 2008. 

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