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Kokrajhar
city
Kokrajhar is located in Assam
Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar is located in India
Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°24′N 90°16′E / 26.4°N 90.27°E / 26.4; 90.27Coordinates: 26°24′N 90°16′E / 26.4°N 90.27°E / 26.4; 90.27
Country  India
State Assam
District Kokrajhar
Divisions 10 wards
Government
 • Type Municipal Board
 • Body Kokrajhar Municipality Board
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,136
Languages
 • Official Bodo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 783370
Telephone code 03661
Vehicle registration AS-16
Sex ratio 52:50 /
Literacy 89.96%
Website kokrajhar.gov.in

Kokrajhar (ˌkɒkrəˈʤɑ:) is a town in Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam, an autonomous council in one of the North Eastern States of India.

Kokrajhar town is located along the banks of Gourang River. The North East Indian Railways divides the city into two divisions, north and the south Kokrajhar. Kokrajhar town is the headquarters of Kokrajhar district and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

Geography[edit]

Kokrajhar is located at 26°24′N 90°16′E / 26.4°N 90.27°E / 26.4; 90.27.[1] It has an average elevation of 38 metres (124 feet).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kokrajhar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30
(86)
33
(91)
38
(100)
40
(104)
38
(100)
40
(104)
37
(99)
37
(99)
37
(99)
35
(95)
32
(90)
28
(82)
40
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 23
(73)
25
(77)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
27
(81)
24
(75)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
12
(54)
15
(59)
20
(68)
22
(72)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
21
(70)
16
(61)
11
(52)
19
(66)
Record low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−3
(27)
4
(39)
11
(52)
16
(61)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
9
(48)
0
(32)
−1
(30)
−3
(27)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.4
(0.449)
12.8
(0.504)
57.7
(2.272)
142.3
(5.602)
248.0
(9.764)
350.1
(13.783)
353.6
(13.921)
269.9
(10.626)
166.2
(6.543)
79.2
(3.118)
19.4
(0.764)
5.1
(0.201)
1,717.7
(67.626)
Source: wunderground.com[2]

People[edit]

A Brahma Temple at Kokrajhar

It is inhibited by people of different ethnicities and cultures. The main inhabitants are indigeneous Bodos, Koch Rajbongshis, while Nepali, Assamese, Bengalis, Garo, and Santalis are immigrants from main land india. Bodos and other tribals can be seen in most of the villages while Bengalis, Nepalis, Biharis and Marwaris are seen as merchants in Market areas. The tea tribes can also be seen in the tea gardens.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kokrajhar had a population of 905,764. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kokrajhar has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 74%. In Kokrajhar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. The district has 3 sub divisions Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon and Basugaon.

Transportation[edit]

Kokrajhar is served by the Assam State Transport Corporation, Bodoland Transport Corporation. buses, private buses and cars to important places of Assam.

The Kokrajhar railway station lies on the New Jalpaiguri–New Bongaigaon section of Barauni–Guwahati line under the Northeast Frontier Railway with services to important cities of the country like Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai etc.

Important trains like Rajdhani Express, Kamrup Express, Brahmaputra Mail, North East Express, Vivek Express, Garib Rath Express etc. have their stoppage at Kokrajhar railway station.

Recreation[edit]

Parks[edit]

  • Gaurang Park
  • Bodofa Children Park

Education[edit]

The town has many schools and colleges with English being the sole medium of instruction in higher education. All the colleges under the jurisdiction of Bodoland Territorial Council is affiliated under Bodoland University since 2017.

Secondary Schools[edit]

Universities and Colleges[edit]

Politics[edit]

Kokrajhar consists of two assembly constituencies: Kokrajhar East and Kokrajhar West, both of which are part of Kokrajhar (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Sports[edit]

Football is the most popular sport in the town. The town has many Football clubs of which Baarhoongkha AC is the most widely known as they participate in the state level Assam State Premier League. The town has also produced many national level athletes. Other sports followed in the town are Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Taekwondo, Kabaddi, Chess, Archery, Cricket and other indigenous sports.

Famous personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kokrajhar
  2. ^ "Historical Weather for Delhi, India". Weather Underground. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

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