Ledo, Assam

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Ledo
village
Ledo is located in Assam
Ledo
Ledo
Location in Assam, India
Ledo is located in India
Ledo
Ledo
Ledo (India)
Coordinates: 27°18′0″N 95°44′0″E / 27.30000°N 95.73333°E / 27.30000; 95.73333Coordinates: 27°18′0″N 95°44′0″E / 27.30000°N 95.73333°E / 27.30000; 95.73333
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictTinsukia
Government
 • TypePanchayati raj (India)
 • BodyGram panchayat
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
[786182]
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest cityMargherita
Avg. summer temperature30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. winter temperature6 °C (43 °F)

Ledo is a small town in Tinsukia district, Assam, India.[1] As of 2005, the Ledo railway station is the easternmost broad gauge railway station in India.[2] The town is also the starting point of Ledo Road, also known as Stilwell Road, a highway built during World War II for use by Americans and British troops as a military supply route to China through Burma (Myanmar).

The first coal mine in Assam was started near Ledo in 1882 when the erstwhile Assam Railway & Trading Company was laying a metre gauge railway line in that region.[3][4]

Nearest Town and Villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ledo". www.india9.com. 15 October 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ "[IRFCA] Indian Railways FAQ: Trivia". www.irfca.org. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Makum Coalfields – an Insight – Assam". Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ Sen, Sanjay (2016). Coal mining industry in Assam - a study of Tinsukia district - 1865-1940 (PDF).