Karimganj

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Karimganj
city
Karimganj is located in Assam
Karimganj
Karimganj
Location in Assam, India
Karimganj is located in India
Karimganj
Karimganj
Karimganj (India)
Karimganj is located in Asia
Karimganj
Karimganj
Karimganj (Asia)
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
StateAssam
DistrictKarimganj
Government
 • BodyKarimganj Municipality Board
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total56,854
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[1]
 • RegionalSylheti[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS 10
Websitekarimganj.gov.in

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

Karimganj city is located at 24°52′N 92°21′E / 24.87°N 92.35°E / 24.87; 92.35.[3] The area of Karimganj city is 16.09 km2. It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As per as the official census of 2011, Karimganj city had a population of 56,854 of which 28,473 are males while 28,381 are females. Children in the age group of 0 to 6 years were 4,946. Karimganj had a literacy rate of 86.35%, out of which male literacy was 87.91% and female literacy was 84.78%. The sex ratio is 996. There were 12,234 households as of 2011.[4][5]

Religion[edit]

Religions in Karimganj town (2011)[6]

  Hinduism (86.57%)
  Islam (12.06%)
  Christianity (0.63%)
  Jainism (0.62%)
  others (0.12%)

Most of the people in the town follow Hinduism, with significant followers of Islam and a small Christian and Jain population.[6]

Politics[edit]

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).[7]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Govt withdraws Assamese as official language from Barak valley". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Sylheti". Ethnologue. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ "redirect to /world/IN/00/Karimganj.html". www.fallingrain.com. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  4. ^ "2011 Census - Karimganj (MB)". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook - Karimganj" (PDF). Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b "C-1 Population By Religious Community". census.gov.in. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  7. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Constituency Watch: Which way blow waves of minority and tea workers in Karimganj?". Northeast Now. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Kripanath Mallah(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- Karimganj (Assam) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info. Retrieved 23 September 2020.

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