List of cities in Assam by population

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This is a list of urban agglomerations with populations above 100,000 and cities (not part of urban agglomerations) with populations of less than or equal to 100,000, as per 2011 census in the Indian state of Assam.[1]

List of cities by population[edit]

Locations of Urban Agglomerations / Cities having population of 1 lakh of Assam.[2]
Largest metropolitan area administered by a Municipal Corporation.

A list of urban agglomerations / cities having populations of 1 lakh and above in the Indian state of Assam.

Urban Agglomerations / Cities having population 1 lakh and above[3]
# Name Government District Type* Population 2011 Male Female Population
below 5 yrs
Literacy Rate
1 Guwahati Municipal Corporation Kamrup Metropolitan UA 968,549 505,542 463,007 43,537 91.12
2 Silchar Municipal Board[4] Cachar UA 229,136 115,497 113,639 22,976 90.26
3 Dibrugarh Municipal Board Dibrugarh UA 154,296 79,757 74,539 14,314 89.19
4 Jorhat Municipal Board Jorhat UA 153,889 79,574 74,315 14,861 90.01
5 Nagaon Municipal Board Nagaon UA 148,496 75,425 73,071 15,294 87.34
6 Tinsukia Municipal Board Tinsukia UA 126,389 67,404 58,985 12,576 89.03
7 Tezpur Municipal Board Sonitpur UA 102,505 52,313 50,192 9,835 90.17
*UA=Urban Agglomeration

Urban Agglomeration[edit]

In the census of India 2011, an Urban Agglomeration has been defined as follows: An urban agglomeration is a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together with or without outgrowths of such towns. An Urban Agglomeration must consist of at least a statutory town and its total population (i.e. all the constituents put together) should not be less than 20,000 as per the 2001 Census. In varying local conditions, there were similar other combinations which have been treated as urban agglomerations satisfying the basic condition of contiguity.[5]

Constituents of Urban Agglomerations in Assam[edit]

The recorded urban agglomerations of Assam, with a population of 1 lakh or above, are noted below:[6]

  • Guwahati: Guwahati (M.Corp) and Narengi (OG).
  • Silchar: Silchar (M.B), Silchar XI (OG), Tarapur VIII (OG), Tarapur VII (C.T), Kanakpur I (C.T), Ambicapur Part–X (C.T), Silchar Part–X (C.T), Uttar Krishnapur Part–I (C.T) and Kanakpur Part–II (C.T).
  • Dibrugarh: Dibrugarh (M.B), Mahpowalimara Gohain Gaon (OG), Tekela Chiring Gaon (OG), Niz–Mankata (C.T) and Barbari (AMC area) (C.T).
  • Jorhat: Jorhat (M.B), Chengeli Gaon (OG), Gohain Tekela Gaon (OG), Duliagaon (OG), Cinnamara Grant (OG), Toklai Chah Bagicha (OG), Sarbaibandha (OG), Chowdang No.1 (OG), Bohotia Gaon (OG), Sonari Gaon (OG), Kamalabaria Gaon (OG), Nakari Bamun Gaon (OG), Barbheta Chapari (OG), Kamalabaria N.C.(C.T), Kumar kaibarta Gaon (C.T) and Chekonidhara (C.T).
  • Tinsukia: Tinsukia (M.B), Lahari Kachari Gaon (OG), Hengaluguri Gaon (OG), Bajatoli Gaon (OG), Hijuguri Gaon (OG), Tinsukia Town 24 No. Sheet (OG) – Ward No. 20, Kachujan Gaon (C.T) and Bahbari gaon (C.T).
  • Tezpur: Tezpur M.B, Bamun Chuburi Gaon (OG), Dekar Gaon (OG), Prabatia Gaon (OG), Hazarpar Dekar Gaon (OG), Deuri Gaon (OG), Barika Chuburi (C.T), Majgaon (C.T) and Gutlong Gaon (C.T).

List of municipal areas in Assam[edit]

A list of municipal areas based on population classes I – III, and IV and IV+ as per Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India are tabulated below:[7]

Population rank Name Type Class District Population Growth rate in %
1st Guwahati IC M.Corp Kamrup Metro 968,549 91.12
2nd Silchar IC M.B Cachar 229,136 91.05
3rd Dibrugarh IC M.B Dibrugarh 154,296 89.15
4th Jorhat IC M.B Jorhat 1,53,889 90.82
5th Nagaon IC M.B Nagaon 148,496 91.18
7th Tezpur IC M.B Sonitpur 102.505 82.01
8th Bongaigaon II M.B Bongaigaon 67,322 91.42
9th Diphu II M.B Karbi Anglong 63,654 18.02
10th Dhubri II M.B Dhubri 63,388 79.51
11th North Lakhimpur II M.B Lakhimpur 59,793 09.03
12th Karimganj II M.B Karimganj 57,585 09.01
13th Sivasagar II M.B Sivasagar 55,595 07.07
14th Goalpara III M.B Goalpara 53,455 08.05
15th Barpeta Town III M.B Barpeta 43,663 03.05
16th Golaghat III M.B Golaghat 42,991 21.04
17th Haflong III M.B Dima Hasao 42,972 16.04
18th Lanka III M.B Nagaon 36,803 06.06
19th Hojai III M.B Nagaon 36,544 02.02
20th Barpeta Road III M.B Barpeta 35,281 00.06
21st Kokrajhar III M.B Kokrajhar 34,202 08.09
22nd Hailakandi III M.B Hailakandi 33,671 12.10
23rd Morigaon III M.B Morigaon 29,182 28.07
24th Nalbari III M.B Nalbari 27,608 16.0
25th Rangia III M.B Kamrup (Rural) 27,584 09.0
26th Mangaldai III M.B Darrang region 25,835 56.12
27th Silapathar III T.C Dhemaji 25,662 14.00
28th Dhekiajuli III M.B Sonitpur 21,375 07.06
29th Dergaon IV M.B Golaghat 20,097 33.05
30th Sonari IV+ M.B Sivasagar 19,792 11.09
31st Nazira IV+ M.B Sivasagar 13,299 06.03
32nd Dhemaji IV+ T.C Dhemaji 12,816 8.00
33rd Lakhipur IV+ C.T Cachar 10,943 11.03
(Italic text cities are also urban agglomerations).
M.Corp: Municipal Corporation
M.B: Municipal Board
C.T: Census Town
Are oldest, classified and prominent, and constantly inhabited, recognised urban centres based on the earliest years of formation of the civic bodies, before the Indian independence of 1947.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011, Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India – Government of India. 2011.
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Ministry of Home Affairs, Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India – Government of India. 2011.
  4. ^ "Silchar Municipal Corporation".
  5. ^ "Urban Agglomerations and Cities" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services" (PDF). Joint Secretary and Mission Director (JNNURM), Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. 2011.
  8. ^ Sharma, Anil Kumar (1 January 2007). Quit India Movement In Assam. Mittal Publications. Retrieved 5 August 2016 – via Google Books.